We are currently planning for our next Volunteer Advocacy Training for the month of May It takes courage to reach out for help when leaving a domestic violence relationship or when experiencing a sexual assault. When a victim or survivor contacts Safe Space, they speak directly with a trained advocate who is knowledgeable, caring, and ready to provide information on safety planning, shelter, support groups, and community resources. The advocate on the other line is often paid staff, but can also be trained and dedicated volunteers. Our volunteers have many reasons for wanting to be a Volunteer Advocate. They may have been a victim, was related to or close to a victim, are wanting to further their career goals by gaining experience as an advocate, or want to find a meaningful way to give back to their community. Safe Space provides Volunteer Advocacy Training to those who wish to give back to the community. Such topics include: Myths and Facts of Domestic and Sexual Violence Community Resources and Referrals Identifying and Communicating During Crisis Safety Planning And much more!