S.A.F.E. House is a shelter for battered women and their children. It is a warm protected environment where a woman who has been physically assaulted can come with her children to make decisions about her future.
S.A.F. E. House needs your help! We are looking for volunteers in the following areas: Women' Volunteers provide crisis intervention, counseling, advocacy, and information and referral services for battered women. Volunteers answer the 24 hour crisis line, transport families, assist families with communal living arrangements, provide follow-up services and assist in shelter activities and programs.
Children's Volunteers provides crisis intervention, support, advocacy, and assistance for children. Child Advocates provide structured activities and organize field trips while modeling positive and non-violent roles. Men are encouraged to apply.
On-Call Team provides crisis intervention, information, and support to survivors of domestic violence immediately after the assailant has been arrested. Opportunities exist to accompany the survivor through the criminal justice system Working with the On-Call Team is a rare opportunity because there are few programs like it in the country.
Counselor Advocate provide face-to-face crisis intervention and short and long term counseling for survivors of domestic violence and non-offending family members who are not in residence at the shelter.
Support Group Facilitator facilitate community support groups for women who are or have been in an abusive relationship.
Speaker' Bureau Volunteers provide community education presentations about domestic assault and about S.A.F.E. House services and resources.
Training is required and provided for all direct service positions. The next training session begins September 22 Please call 995-5444 before September 18 to schedule an interview.
Domestic Violence Project/S.A.F.E. House, P.O. Box 7052, Ann Arbor, Ml 48107. Crisis Line: 995-5444. Business Line: 973-0242.