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Freedom House needs volunteers to help support the victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse

PRINCETON — Freedom House is in great need of volunteers to support victims and their families impacted by domestic violence and sexual assault.

Volunteers primarily serve as on-call medical advocates and crisis hotline workers.

People wishing to volunteer will receive in-depth training in a series of free classes running from Oct. 29 to Nov. 19 at Freedom House’s facility in Princeton. The training includes 30 classroom hours and 30 online hours (to be completed before the first classroom day). Classes will be held on four Tuesdays, from 6 to 9 p.m., and three Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Participants must attend every class. Applications are due Oct. 4.

“Volunteers are essential to the Freedom House mission,” said Amy Brandon, volunteer coordinator. “There are many ways to help, but our most urgent need is on-call medical advocacy. Receiving immediate compassion and support from a trained advocate is vital for victims to begin healing from trauma.”

For more information, or to obtain an application, visit www.freedomhouseillinois.org or call 815-872-0087.

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