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Fall Domestic Violence And Sexual Assault Hotline Training



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Fall Domestic Violence And Sexual

Assault Hotline Training

DANBURY — The Womens’ Center of Greater Danbury is now screening volunteers for its fall Domestic Violence – Sexual Assault Crisis Intervention Training.

The 40-hour training will be conducted in two sessions: Domestic Violence: October 21, 24, 26, November 1, 7, 9, and 15, and Sexual Assault: January 9, 13, 17, 22, and 25. All weekday classes are held from 5:30 to 9 pm, while Saturday sessions run from 9 am to 3 pm. Bi-lingual and male candidates are encouraged to apply.

This training will qualify the volunteer to do crisis intervention counseling, which is a hotline position that can be done on-site during business hours, or, after business hours, from your home. This training is also a prerequisite for specialized positions such as peer counseling, court advocacy, group facilitation, and shelter advocacy. Day and evening childcare and other non-counseling positions such as fundraising, clerical support, and writing are also available and require only a five-hour orientation.

During the 1998-99 fiscal year, 75 volunteers provided 22,920 hours of support to the 20,580 adults and children served in the Greater Danbury area. Approximately 10 percent of other volunteers reside in Newtown, while the Women’s Center helped 1,220 Newtown residents with various programs and services.

For more information, contact the Program Manager of Volunteer Services, Melanie Danyliw, at 731-5200. A screening interview is required.

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