Friday, December 5, 2014

Quiet Nights

Hello,
My name is Cynthia Farrington and I have been employed at Dove since 2005, in which I was hired on 2nd shift as Shelter Specialist, in this position it has lots on duties to the shelter itself.

One that I like was being advocate to single women and women with children who came into shelter.  I really enjoy working with the clients because it challenged me to empower them to take their life back, and to learn more about the cycle of abuse.

It also helps me to encourage clients to face their fears with staff's help  and to set goals that they thought was lost.

It also challenged me in where I couldn't be judgmental to the abuser but to be more empowering to the victims of Domestic Violence.

So with this said I do miss 2nd shirt and all the challenges it brings, however, I am no longer on this shift.   I work the Overnight shift which is 12:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. Monday-Friday.  It is a quieter shift and less active with client interactions at times and I may not get to have lots of contact with the clients at time, but when I do late at night I still encourage them with empowerment even 15 minutes its just enough to let them know that the Dove Staff care and is here for clients day and night - after all - the shelter is open 24 hours.

In closing I would like to say my journey here at Dove, Inc. has been good one and I wouldn't trade it for all the tea in China.

Cynthia Farrington
Night Shelter Specialist

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