The Domestic Violence Center of the Santa Clarita Valley is seeking volunteers to help answer their 24-hour hotline that provides emergency help for domestic violence related callers. Volunteers will need to complete a special 40-hour training course in order to answer the local hotline.
Domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women between the ages of 15 and 44 in the United States, more than car accidents, muggings, and rapes combined.
The Santa Clarita Valley Domestic Violence Center is the only one of its kind in the region, providing a 24-hour hotline, a local shelter house, individual and group counseling services as well as emergency help for victims of domestic violence.
“While there is not a local 40-hour training program for volunteers, interested volunteers can access the training at Haven Hills, a domestic violence center in the San Fernando Valley,” explains Mary Ree, President of the board of directors for the SCV Domestic Violence Center. “Anyone interested in being a hotline volunteer would need to sign up at Haven Hills for the 40-hour training.”
The next dates for the complete 40-hour training at Haven Hills are: June 13,16,20,30 & July 7,11,14,18. Volunteers would need to attend each of the eight training dates.
The cost for the 40-hour training is $250.00. To sign up to be a volunteer at Haven Hills, call 818-887-7481 log on to: http://www.havenhills.org/How_You_Can_Help/Volunteer_Signup.