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History of A Better Way
Board of Directors
Major Sources of Funding
Annual Report 2013-2014
Annual Report 2014-2015
Audit Statement 2015
Annual Report 2015-2016
Where to Turn Directory
Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Resources
What is Domestic Violence?
Domestic Violence in Indiana
Children and Domestic Violence
Teen Dating Violence
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A Better Way Volunteer Application
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List relevant coursework applicable to ABW work:
Are you currently a student?
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Are you volunteering for class credit?
Which semester are you wishing to complete the internship?
Please List all Previous Employment (most recent/current first)
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List hobbies, interests, leisure time activities:
Why do you wish to be an ABW volunteer?
Have you had any special training that might contribute to your work at ABW? If yes, please explain:
Have you had any personal experience that may contribute to your work at ABW? If yes, please explain :
ABW volunteers assist in all areas of direct services with clients and their children. These are the following services that we offer. Domestic Violence Crisis Intervention - Answering the telephone and handling domestic violence crisis calls as they arise. Intake - Meeting women/children at City Hall to assess and conduct the intake interview and paperwork prior to admission into the shelter. Advocacy - Any activity conducted on behalf of, or in support of clients and/or their children. Casework - Being available to spend time with the women who are in shelter. Possible peer counseling or just relaxing and visiting. Crisis Intervention - Answering phones and handling crisis calls of all types. (Training will be provided) Information Referral - Answering phone calls and providing information of all types. Telecare - Making daily calls to elderly, disabled, and shut-ins for social, safety check, and medication reminders.
Please indicate if you are more interested in performing indirect services (tasks which are not directly working with clients).
Indirect Service Interests:
Volunteers spend some time with the children who are in shelter. You may volunteer for one of the children’s programs if you want to work exclusively with children.
Please indicate if you are more interested in children activities so that your schedule can be planned accordingly.
You will receive three reference forms to give to the people you use as references. Please list below the names and phone numbers of the people who will be providing your references. (Students should not use peers; instead list employers, instructors, long-time family friends, etc.)
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To bring peace to homes, strength to individuals and families, and positive impact to community through prevention and crisis intervention.
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