AmeriCorps Members Empower Adult and Child Survivors

 Wyoming Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault serves to empower adults and child survivors of violence and sexual assault throughout the state of Wyoming.  Well-trained advocates, such as AmeriCorps members, address safety issues and other needs of survivors, promote understanding of critical issues and services within communities, and build capacity of the local DVSA programs through the state. They build capacity by recruiting, training, and managing community volunteers and financial literacy programs. This enables the coalition to respond more effectively to the needs of the survivors and to provide assistance in numerous ways. The efforts of the AmeriCorps members has made a huge impact on the lives of thousands of Wyoming people living in fear and violence.

Through their emphasis on individualized member training, mentoring, and job shadowing, the program produces well trained member advocates, who are able to effectively perform multiple services. Because of this, the program sustains its multiple sites throughout the state and is able to attract new members with devotion and commitment to the work.

Read more about the Wyoming Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault on page 12 of the Transforming Communities through Service Publication.

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