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Training Available to Volunteer in the Domestic Violence Program

Have you always wanted to know more about domestic violence? Would you be interested in working with domestic violence victims and their children? Our program is always in need of volunteers - to assist in answering our hotline, covering the shelter, clerical tasks, assisting with orders of protection, co-facilitating support groups, etc. Our next Domestic Violence Education & Training will begin on October 15th. Sessions will be every Tuesday and Thursday night through November 21st. Cost is $150, however there is a waiver process that may be considered. - Teri Ducy, Domestic Violence Program Director

Dates and Times:
October 15, 27, 22, 24, 29, 31
November 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21
5:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Registration information:
If interested, please contact Barb Blakey, Director of Volunteers and Community Relations at 428 6616.
Complete a phone interview by noon, Tuesday, October 8
Attend one of the registration meetings to complete the process,
Thursday, October 10, noon to 1:00 p.m. OR 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.


Location:
Dove, Inc. / Anna B. Millikin Home
Dean Simcox Conference Center, 302 S. Union, Decatur, Illinois

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