Since 1977, Safe Passage has provided non-judgmental support and services to survivors of domestic violence. All of our services are free, confidential, accessible to people with disabilities, and available in English, Spanish, and other languages. Safe Passage provides crisis intervention, support, and advocacy services to women and their children who have experienced domestic violence. Our goal is to support survivors of domestic violence while encouraging self empowerment. We offer support groups which focus on parenting skills, GLBT domestic violence as well as a Latina group. Our children’s services are therapeutic play, a youth support group, individual counseling and we are currently striving to create a tutorial program at our shelter for our resident children.
An intern at Safe Passage should be willing to do whatever is needed either in the office or at the Shelter. They should be self motivated and able to prioritize tasks. Clerical skills are necessary when working at the office and an enthusiasm for working with children is vital when spending time at the shelter. Supporting mothers at the shelter means caring for their children so they may attend group meetings which are a required part of their program here at Safe Passage and an essential piece to their healing process. Ideally an intern would speak Spanish as we service many Latina women at our office and our shelter. The hotline is also an integral part of the work we do at Safe Passage and an intern must be willing to not only answer the hotline but learn about other organizations which may benefit the caller if our shelter is not an appropriate fit for them. Spanish is also valuable when answering the hotline.
Skills listed above and maturity. We need someone who is able to make reasonable choices on their own without constant supervision. Our office staff is supportive but incredibly busy so the self-assertive nature is a necessity. A Spanish speaker would be ideal; we have a large Latina population and only two fluent Spanish speakers in our midst.
|2010||Apryl Green |
|2009||Elyse Chastain |
|2008||Gretchen Bennett Wilson |