Emmaus House is a 24/7 operation, staffed with caring and trained advocates committed to serving women and children as they begin their journey towards a life free of violence. We are a place where women are empowered to begin rebuilding their lives and children feel safe, loved and nurtured.
Activities: This agency provides a safe place for women and children to escape and recover from domestic violence and/or abuse, to rebalance their lives, and to begin laying the groundwork for a safe and secure future. Families reside at the shelter and get a number of services, ranging from job coaching to personal counseling support. This agency works primarily with Gavilan’s female students, out of sensitivity to clients who are recovering from domestic violence and/or abuse.
Needs this semester:
—Group meeting times. A small team of 2-3 female students are needed to work with resident children, a changing population, during group meetings with their parents. Groups meet Wednesdays and Thursdays 5-6:30 or 7, and Saturdays 10-11:30. Gavilan students can work with children on reading, writing, math, and other school skills; organize and carry out seasonal arts and craft projects; engage in fitness and health-related activities, or play educational or social games with the kids. Students could also plan special activities at other times for kids in residence--Halloween, Thanksgiving, winter holidays.
--In 2018, support for Twelve Days of Giving program in fall could be an important fall opportunity for students.
Apply here if: Females only are invited to work with or be around clients and their children. Male students may work outside only in jobs that don't involve contact with clients. Students must be reliable, responsible, and good with children and people in transition. Donations work requires strong organization skills and dependability.
Don't apply here if: you have trouble respecting confidentiality or don't want to work with clients who may be in crisis.
Visit http://www.emmaushouse.net. People working at this non-profit are very busy providing services. Please don't waste their time by setting up meetings you don't attend, come late to, or be absent without very good reason that you communicate in advance. Please be in communication with your supervisor about any questions or concerns you have.
Address: will be given to students interested in volunteering.
Contact: Suzanne Lopez, firstname.lastname@example.org Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., 831 636 7224 or at other times 408 804 1976