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Safe House Charity Profile
SafeHouse Center provides support for those impacted by domestic violence or sexual assault. SafeHouse provides free and confidential services for any person victimized that lives or works in Washtenaw County. Our services include emergency shelter for those in danger of being hurt or killed, counseling, legal advocacy, support groups, and especially, hope.
Safe House Volunteer Information
Thank you for your interest in volunteering at SafeHouse Center! We have a rich history of providing exemplary services to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault and are in the forefront of efforts to create a violence-free society. We invite you to join us in this work.
If you would like to work directly with survivors and their children, SafeHouse Center has four programs in which you can do so. All of these programs involve crisis intervention, which includes providing emotional support and advocacy, engaging in safety planning and sharing information about domestic violence and sexual assault.
In addition, volunteers are encouraged to participate in SafeHouse Community Education and Outreach. Information about these opportunities will be provided during training.
Shelter/HelpLIne Volunteers interact with the women and children staying in the 50 bed shelter at SafeHouse Center and help answer our 24-hour HelpLine. These volunteers are cross trained to provide crisis intervention, advocacy, education and practical assistance to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault either in the shelter or on the phone. Flexible day, evening and overnight shifts are available. Volunteers are asked to make a minimum 4 hour per week commitment.
Children and Youth Volunteers
Children and Youth Volunteers engage in recreational activities in our Childrenís Playroom and accompany children on field trips. Volunteers help role model healthy, non-violent relationships while providing support and assistance to children staying in shelter. Men are encouraged to apply. Volunteers are asked to make a minimum 2 hour per week commitment; shifts are available from 6p to 8pm Sunday-Friday.
Domestic Violence Response Team (DVRT) Volunteers
Domestic Violence Response Team (DVRT) Volunteers respond nights and weekends, meeting with survivors to offer support, information and advocacy immediately following a domestic violence assault. Teams of two DVRT volunteers provide this immediate crisis intervention to survivors. A valid driverís license and access to a reliable vehicle are required for this program. On-call shifts run from 5p to 8a on weeknights or 8a-8a weekends. Volunteers are asked to take 2 to 4 shifts each month.
Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) Volunteers
Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) Volunteers respond nights and weekends to provide crisis intervention and support to survivors, ages 12 and up, immediately following a sexual assault. Volunteers meet with survivors at the hospital to offer support, information and advocacy. A valid driverís license and access to a reliable vehicle are required. On-call shifts run from 5p to 8a on weeknights or 8a-8a weekends. Volunteers are asked to take 2 to 4 shifts each month.