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Shelter for Abused Women & Children Inc.

County: Collier
Categories Social Services

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 isavailable. Projects may include filing, copying, stuffing envelopes,data entry, office support, research, sort donations, organizing closets,etc. This is a great way tosupport survivors and not be involved with direct service. (Monday throughFriday 9am-5pm) Retailing, pricing, organizing and sorting merchandise forresale. Options Thrift Shoppe, is located at 968 2ndAve. North, Naples. (Flexible hours Monday- Saturday 10am-5pm). : Provide ouryoung Shelter residentswith fun activities.; monthly birthday party, icecream social, crafts and cookies, holiday themed parties. Volunteers providemerriment for the little ones. (*1-3 evening events per month*). Assist withchild care duties when adult programparticipants attend support groups,seminars and art therapy. (Tuesdays from 5pm-6:15pm and/or 6:30pm-8:00pm).

Times of Work: Weekdays daytime, Weekends daytime, Weekdays evenings, Weekends evenings
Primary Contact: Ms Rebecca Grabau
P.O. Box 10102
Naples, FL 34010
Fax: 239-775-3061
Phone: 239-775-3862 235
Worker's Comp for Volunteers?: N
Benefits Offered:

An awesome experience, excellent supervision, hands on work.

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