Focus Area:
Economic Opportunity

Description:

AmeriCorps Victim Assistance Program (AVAP) members provide crisis intervention, direct support services, and advocacy to individuals and families who have been impacted by domestic, sexual, and stalking violence, addressing critical needs of communities throughout New Hampshire. Members receive training from experts in the field on crucial topics related to victim/survivor advocacy. As financial abuse presents a significant barrier to survivors in accessing safety, members integrate economic empowerment into their advocacy by providing financial literacy education and services. AVAP members are responsible for working to meet the needs of victims in conjunction with their agency policies and procedures. Members are also responsible for meeting AVAP and AmeriCorps requirements.

Start Date
September 7, 2022

End Date
September 3, 2023

Location
NH - Several Locations


Position Responsibilities:

AVAP members provide a wide range of services to victims and survivors including: Financial literacy lessons and workshops; Legal assistance (e.g. help obtain a restraining order and providing support at hearings); Answer crisis hotline calls; Make referrals to other resource providers; Facilitate support groups; Assist victims with impact statements; And ensure survivors are being treated with dignity.

Weekly Time Commitment

Age Requirements
18+

Education Requirements
College diploma, High school diploma / GED, Some college


Contact Information

Contact Name: Emily Provencher
Website: https://www.nhcadsv.org/avap.html
Phone: 603-715-8795
Email: emily@nhcadsv.org

   

Organization Information

NHCADSV