New Hope for Women, which offers support to victims of domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking, will hold a 40-hour training session for individuals interested in volunteering on the agency’s 24-hour crisis hotline.
Last year, volunteers on New Hope for Women’s toll-free hotline provided nearly 2,700 hours of support to residents of Sagadahoc, Lincoln, Knox, and Waldo counties. Hotline volunteers receive in-depth training and take calls right from the comfort of their homes, with staff support always available.
Callers to the hotline appreciate having a compassionate, supportive, and informative person to talk to, and those working the hotline view it as a way to donate their time and talents to help members of the community change their lives, one call at a time.
Hotline training classes will start in mid-September. For more information, contact Stevie Colburn, training coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 594-2128, or go to newhopeforwomen.org and download a volunteer application.
In addition to offering support to people in Sagadahoc, Lincoln, Knox and Waldo counties affected by domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking, New Hope for Women also provides important educational resources to assist our communities in creating a safer and healthier future.
Learn more about New Hope for Women and how to access help, or volunteer to help, at newhopeforwomen.org or by calling 800-522-3304.