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Sarah’s Circle is a refuge for women who are homeless or in need of a safe space. By providing life necessities, housing, case management, clinical and social services, we encourage women to empower themselves by rebuilding both emotionally and physically; realizing their unique potential.

Supportive Veteran and Program Volunteer

Fellowship Class

Delta Class 2016, Alpha Class 2017, Bravo Class 2017, Charlie Class 2017, Delta Class 2017

Volunteer Opportunity and Responsibilities

Daytime Support Center:
The Daytime Support Center is a safe and welcoming community for any woman in need, whether street homeless, doubled up with friends or family, formerly homeless, struggling with domestic violence, or simply low-income and in need of community. Services include basic necessities, such as food, bathrooms, showers, laundry, telephone, computers with internet access, and an address for mail; educational and general interest programming on a variety of topics; individualized case management; and housing coordination.

Clinical Services:
Group and individual clinical services to address trauma, domestic violence, mental illness, and other personal challenges are also provided at the Daytime Support Center. These services provide women with tools and support to move towards greater self-determination and empowerment, helping them recognize and build on the strengths they already have.

Interim Housing:
Every day the Interim Housing Program provides 24-hour shelter.

- Staff the front desk Daytime Center and Interim Housing Program.
- Support staff with group session programming, and lead weekly group activities.
- Work with Case Management staff to implement programs weekly, for Veterans living in permanent supportive housing units.
- Provide weekly assistance as needed to Veteran tenants – socialization, accompaniment on appointments, etc.
- Provide support to Volunteer Groups.
- Assist with sorting In-kind donations (once every two weeks).
- Potential to participate in citywide Veterans Initiative to assess female Veterans for housing and services.

Required Skills or Qualifications

- Must attend orientation training session prior to volunteering.
- Must read volunteer handbook and sign volunteer guidelines.
- Customer service experience preferred.
- Maintain and uphold Sarah’s Circle policies.

Community Impact

Volunteers have been critical to Sarah’s Circle’s operations since our founding. Volunteers support the mission of Sarah’s Circle by fulfilling obligations and efficiently completing assigned tasks while maintaining a respectful, compassionate, and non-judgmental attitude. They help expand the resources and services available to the women we serve beyond the limits of the budget. Volunteers also gain a deeper knowledge of the work of the organization and the women served, often becoming our best advocates in the community. Sarah's Circle volunteers help women rebuild their lives.

By participating and leading group workshops and sessions, this volunteer will be able to make a connection to the women in our programs and empower them to take the steps to rebuild mentally and physically. Also, by having a volunteer that is a Veteran, they will be able to work with participants in our programs that are Veterans themselves and relate. This type of connection is important because it encourages self-care and sufficiency.

Contact

Mary NeCastro
mnecastro@sarahs-circle.org
(773) 751-7454


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