To hear understanding and supportive words after telling someone about an assault can make all the difference in a survivor’s path to healing. You can be that voice of hope by becoming a hotline advocate for C.A.S.A.

As an advocate you provide:

emotional support

information

support at the hospital, court & with law enforcement

confidentiality

access to resources

empowerment & healing



Prevention Programs

Be part of an unforgettable educational experience as a member of C.A.S.A.’s The Kids on the Block, Inc. puppet troupe. The “kids” deal with the tough topics of Bullying and School Safety and Sexual Abuse “using frank and often humorous communication of facts and feelings between the puppet characters and the audience.”

As a puppeteer you will:

be trained in the Japanese style of puppetry call Bunraku

encourage children to talk about their feelings and about unjust situations

increase awareness and acceptance of human similarities and differences

C.A.S.A.’s The Kids on the Block, Inc. puppet troupe is made possible through a grant from the Soboba Foundation.

Upstander Facilitator

Inspire middle and high school students to change the culture that tolerates sexual violence and oppression.

As a facilitator you will:

educate students about sexual harassment & sexual assault

facilitate dialogues with single-gendered groups

teach youth to be effective bystanders & intervene in situations that could lead to sexual violence.

As an advocate you will provide local community agencies and service clubs with:

Presentations on C.A.S.A. services and programs

An understanding of sexual violence

Information on how to help C.A.S.A.



Requirements for Prospective Advocates

Applicants must be at least 18 years old.

Applicants must be removed from a personal crisis situation for at least one year before applying to the Volunteer Program.

Applicants must be willing/able to work with diverse populations (cultural, racial, socioeconomic, religious, sexual orientation, etc.)

Applicants must interview with the Volunteer Coordinator prior to being accepted into a training class.

Applicants must give consent for and understand that C.A.S.A. will require Livescan fingerprinting.

Applicants must be able to attend all training sessions totaling 42.5 hours.

Applicants must be able to pay the $50 training fee.

Applicants must be able to attend all on-going trainings (trainings to be held monthly).

Applicants must commit to 12 months of volunteering.

Applicants must complete an application form and attend an orientation session prior to being accepted into the training program by the Volunteer Coordinator.

All trainings take place at the C.A.S.A. office.

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