Making a Difference: Support Victims of Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence in Montgomery County

Montgomery County’s Trauma Services, a part of the county’s Department of Health and Human Services, is currently looking for volunteers to support victims of sexual assault and domestic violence, as well as their families.

Interviews are now underway for the winter training session of 2024. Once a group of interested individuals is identified, a training session will be scheduled.

Volunteers will offer around-the-clock crisis counseling and companion services at County hospitals and police stations for individuals affected by rape, sexual assault, and domestic violence. Bilingual volunteers are strongly encouraged to apply.

All volunteers are required to complete a training program that addresses crisis intervention skills and provides specialized knowledge on the emotional, medical, and legal challenges faced by victims.

“Montgomery County appreciates the work of compassionate volunteers who dedicate their time to supporting survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence,” County Executive Marc Elrich said in a press release. “These volunteers not only provide a crucial lifeline to those directly impacted, but also extend compassion and empathy to the families affected by such trauma.”

Volunteers need to commit to serving for a minimum of one year, being available on-call, and working either one 12-hour shift or two six-hour shifts per week. To be eligible, volunteers must be at least 21 years old, residents of Montgomery County, possess a valid driver’s license, and have immediate access to transportation.

For additional details or to schedule an interview, contact (240) 777-1355 or visit the website.

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