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Shelter for Abused Women & Children Inc.

County: Collier
Categories Social Services
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SAWCC, Inc. (Shelter for AbusedWomen & Children) was incorporated by a group of concerned citizens as aprivate Florida non-profitcorporation and received its 501(c)(3) determinationin 1986. In 1989, the original 20-bed facility in Naples was openedto those who were homeless as a result of domestic violence. Over theyears, the organization has grown from an all-volunteer program to awell-respected, 60-bed, professional and comprehensive domestic violence program.As the only state certified violence center inCollier County, victims of domestic violence need vital services that only theShelter for Abused Women & Children provides. Our expertise indomestic violence (its dynamics, effects on children, safety planning,lethality assessments, laws, etc.) is unavailable elsewhere in thecounty. SAWCC provides a variety of vital services and programs at its Naples andImmokalee locations. SAWCC has 60 beds (40 for emergency shelter and 20 fortransitional living) for victims of domestic violence and their children whoare homeless, individual and group counseling in English and Spanish for womenand children; women’s and children’s support groups in English andSpanish; outreach services in Naples and Immokalee, outreach services foraccessing public benefits and other services in the community such as lifeskills, job training, legal aid, continuing education, etc.; safety planning inEnglish, Spanish and Creole; 24-hr hotline; court and legal advocacy; website;and direct assistance with food, clothing, personal care items, householdgoods, furniture, transportation, cell phones, etc.

Job Description:

Variety of special projects, small tasks and on going work is available. Projects may include filing, copying, stuffing envelopes,data entry, office support, research, sort donations, organizing closets,etc. This is a great way to support survivors and not be involved with direct service. (Monday through Friday 9am-5pm) Retailing, pricing, organizing and sorting merchandise for resale. Options Thrift Shoppe, is located at 968 2nd Ave. North, Naples. (Flexible hours Monday- Saturday 10am-5pm). :Assist with child care duties when adult program participants attend support groups,seminars and art therapy. (Tuesdays & Wednesdays from 5:30pm-7:30pm

Times of Work: Weekdays daytime, Weekdays evenings, Weekends daytime, Weekends evenings
Primary Contact: Ms Rebecca Thompson
P.O. Box 10102
Naples, FL 34010
Fax: (239) 775-3061
Phone: (239) 775-3862 235
Email: rthompson@naplesshelter.org
Website: http://www.naplesshelter.org
Worker's Comp for Volunteers?: N
Benefits Offered:

A great experience, excellent supervision, hands on work.

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