Monday, July 11, 2016

Looking back...

Dove was established in 1970 and we are taking this month to look back at some of our history, reported in the newsletter "DoveTales."  This article is from the December 1980 edition.

"DV Project Trains Advocates

A new type of volunteer work is available in the DOVE Domestic Violence project -- Friendly Advocates for battered women.  Friendly Advocates work with victims of domestic Violence over a period of several weeks to assist in dealing with the crisis ..."

We still are seeking volunteers to assist with the Domestic Violence Program.  This September will be the next offering of the needed 40 hour training.  With this training, certified by the Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence, volunteers have many opportunities to help, such as:  answering the hotline, assisting with support groups, parenting groups etc.;  helping with orders of protections and helping out in the Shelter. 

The registration process begins with a phone interview -  call Barb Blakey after August 1 at 428.6616 - and is finalized with an orientation meeting on Wednesday, September 7 at NOON.  Much more information will be shared at that time to help you determine if the training is what you are looking for.  Below is some basic information to get you started.  Please check the Domestic Violence Program page of the website for services information.

Dates / Times / Location

12, 13, 14, 15
19, 20, 21, 22
26, 27, 28

1:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Dean Simcox Conference Room
302 S. Union, Decatur

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