Union County, NJ – The Union County Rape Crisis Center seeks volunteer advocates to join its crisis response team after completing a training course in November and December. Training will be held during daytime business hours.
The Rape Crisis Center is a volunteer program run by the Union County Department of Human Services, with offices at the County complex at 300 North Avenue East in Westfield.
“Our RCC volunteers fill an important need in the Union County community by sharing their knowledge and strength with victims of sexual violence, who all too often cannot turn to family or friends for support in a time of crisis,” said Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados.
All RCC volunteers receive professional training and mentoring. The training covers sexual trauma, sexual harassment, cultural issues, date rape, and the legal and emotional issues that confront victims, among other topics.
Volunteers must be at least 18 years old, Union County residents, and have their own car.
In addition to acting as advocates for victims, volunteers staff a 24-hour hotline, 908-233-RAPE (7273).
The Rape Crisis Center has been serving Union County residents since 1984. Its primary source of funding is the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs, Division on Women.
To volunteer or for further information, call the Rape Crisis Center, 908-233-7273.
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