S.H.A.R.E., Inc. Bilingual (Spanish) Direct Service Advocate
Posted December 17, 2016
This position will provide assistance for domestic violence victims and their children who seek assistance from our agency. Direct Service Advocates provide advocacy, support, information and referrals. At the present time, position is a half time position, hourly wage, benefits not provided. There is opportunity for advancement.
• Assist with day to day advocacy for outreach and shelter clients and their children, as directed by the Executive Director.
• Support and assist other staff as needed for provision of direct client services.
• High level of understanding of domestic violence and confidentiality of domestic violence advocacy.
• Completion of S.H.A.R.E., Inc. 18-24 hours domestic violence advocate training or previous experience and education
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills, verifiable fluency with computer programs.
• Ability to collaborate well with others
• Self motivated and autonomous
• Must be organized, detail oriented, and flexible. Able to identify and respond to shifting priorities
• Demonstrated sensitivity to and knowledge of issues involved in working with diverse populations and organizations
• Ability to travel within Morgan County. Have a car, insurance, and a valid driver’s license
• Ability to read, write and speak Spanish a requirement.
How to apply:
Please submit your resume and references by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 970-867-0460. No phone calls please.
Message from NCADV
Every four years, we as a nation are faced with change. At NCADV, we work to ensure that no matter who sits in the Oval Office, we never change our mission. We continue to work toward a society that has no tolerance for domestic violence. We give the same energy and passion to the voices and concerns of victims and survivors and the intersecting issues, no matter who the President-elect.
As we grasp what has occurred this week, we want to let you know: we are not changing. Our work remains the same. We will continue to work on your behalf and remain steadfast in our mission.
Our President-elect will receive the same message from us, and we will hold him and others accountable to ensuring the rights of women, girls, and those impacted by domestic violence are never compromised. We will continue to work on policy and strategies that support and address the needs of those we work for and serve as their voice. If our President-elect is serious about making change, he will vigorously address these issues. We will hold him accountable on any policy and action that puts victims and survivors at further risk, including policies that allow for hate, abuse, or violence.
Always take care of yourselves. We developed a list of self care tips for you to serve as a guide. Please take care of others. Reach out to those you hold dear.
Like you, I am determined to continue to make change. We will continue to work with our sister organizations and allies. We are still strong. We still have power, and we will not be swayed by anything other than what is right.
Remember these words from Audre Lourde: “When we speak we are afraid our words will not be heard or welcomed. But when we are silent, we are still afraid. So it is better to speak.” We will continue to speak.
What Can You Do Today?
— Encourage self-care in your life and encourage others to do the same
— Volunteer with your nearest domestic violence program or shelter or contribute to your favorite national or local non-profit that is committed to change
— Sign up for public policy action alert emails from the NCADV
Ruth M. Glenn, NCADV Executive Director
Fort Morgan, Colorado – S.H.A.R.E., Inc. announced October 12 that it has received a $25,000 Daniels Fund grant to support its domestic violence services in Morgan County. S.H.A.R.E., Inc., the Morgan County domestic violence agency, provides 24 hour crisis intervention, emergency shelter, food, transportation, and individual and group advocacy to victims of domestic violence and their children in our area.
In addition to the above services, they assist victims with safety planning, protection orders, victim compensation applications, and parenting plans, as well as courtroom accompaniment upon request.
“This grant will enable our program to continue vital emergency services, and will enhance our outreach efforts to provide advocacy and education to families who are experiencing violence in their homes,” said Jan Schiller, Executive Director.
The Daniels Fund, established by cable television pioneer Bill Daniels, is a private charitable foundation dedicated to making life better for the people of Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming through its grants program, scholarship program, and ethics initiative. Visit DanielsFund.org to learn more.
For more information about S.H.A.R.E., Inc., please call (970) 867-4444 or visit www.sharemorgancounty.org.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and S.H.A.R.E., Inc.’s 35th Anniversary.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and at S.H.A.R.E., Inc. we are marking the 35th Anniversary of providing confidential services to victims of domestic violence in Morgan County.
Our history. The initial goal of the group that founded S.H.A.R.E., Inc., was finding a way to help two populations – recovering alcoholics, and battered women, under the name Safe Homes And Rehabilitative Environments (S.H.A.R.E., Inc.). As the organization was formed the group realized that it was not going to be possible to help both populations in one facility, and they decided to focus on helping battered women and their children.
In 1981, S.H.A.R.E., Inc. was officially founded as a nonprofit, community-based 501(c)(3) organization and initial start-up work was done by volunteers – to develop policies and procedures, recruit and train volunteer advocates, and secure funding. Volunteers were trained with a curriculum presented through a local community college.
The next step was implementing a network of safe homes, with trained volunteers opening their homes to victims and their children while administrative work was done around kitchen tables.
The first night in the new shelter. Once funding was secured, the organization was able to rent a house which became the administrative offices and shelter. The first night we had the key to the house, we took a crisis call from a woman with five children. This family desperately needed a safe place to escape the abuse in their home. The new facility had not been furnished yet, or the kitchen stocked, but we rounded up sleeping bags, pillows, and blankets, gathered some of our pots and pans, dishes and groceries, and the family slept securely that night in a safe place. Local women’s groups and other individuals helped furnish and stock the house and office.
Enhancing facilities and services. As new sources of funding became available through government grants, private foundations and local charities and fundraisers, we moved from an all-volunteer to full-time paid staff supplemented by a team of volunteers. Eventually, we were able to put on an addition to the shelter facility, and later we acquired a second building where the outreach client offices and administration are located, which increased the capacity at the shelter.
We are one of just two full service – with safe house facility – community-based domestic violence programs in Northeast Colorado. We provide a comprehensive range of services tailored to individual needs, beginning with crisis intervention – with 24/7 access – to ongoing individual and group support in English and Spanish. We provide Teen Dating Violence Prevention curriculum in local schools and do community education and training.
A statistical guide to firearms, intimate partner abuse, and the children, parents, and police who become victims, too.
by Kerry Shaw August 22, 2016
This is not just another “guns and domestic violence” article – it is full of statistical information that makes it crystal clear how guns make domestic violence lethal to intimate partners, children, family members, friends, law enforcement, and even bystanders. Please read. – S.H.A.R.E., Inc.