Many of our friends ask what they can do to help victims of violence. Don’t believe that just because you do not have training as a counselor we can’t use your help.
You can volunteer, become an advocate, make a product or services donation to fulfill our wish lists, become a member, designate the WCSC as a recipient of your United Way donation, have your business become a sponsor of one of our many fund-raising activities…There are so many ways you can help — just contact our office/crisis center.
We are proud of the fact that since 1981 we have been able to provide crisis intervention and counseling for victims 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We need your help in order to continue. Whatever you can give, whether it be a couple of hours of your time or a few dollars, will help us continue our success. We are here for you, our community. Please help us make a difference.
You can volunteer to help with a number of fund-raising activities, work as an office assistant at our crisis center, become an advocate, write our newsletter for us, write grants, volunteer at our shelter, serve on a committee, or offer to transport victims to court or other agencies. We can always use your help.
You don’t have to have training as a counselor to help. We offer a training program for volunteer advocates for all victims of crimes. Our advocates provide support at a time when victims may feel at a loss in dealing with and understanding our criminal justice system. The presence of the WCSC volunteer advocate reassures the victims that there are people who care.
WCSC volunteer advocates are trained in crisis intervention skills, must complete an apprenticeship period and meet specific criteria before becoming a certified advocate. Due to the public transportation constraints on St. Croix, we require WCSC advocates to have their own transportation. Please contact our office/crisis center for more information on how you can become a volunteer advocate.