Freedom House To Hold Volunteer Informational Meeting

Interested community members are invited to attend an informational meeting about volunteer opportunities at Freedom House.  The meeting at their Princeton campus will be held on Tuesday, April 14, 2020 at 440 Elm Place from 5:15 p.m. – 6:15 pm.  Light refreshments will be served.

For people interested in becoming a Freedom House volunteer, note that the next training class will be held from May 26 to June 4.  Classes are conducted at the Princeton facility on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday for two weeks from 9:00 am – 3:30 pm each day.  Participants must commit to attending every class.  The course will comprise of 33.5 hours in the classroom and 30 hours of online independent study, which must be completed before the first classroom day.  There is no cost to attend, and Freedom House will supply the training materials.

Freedom House is a non-profit organization that serves survivors of domestic and/or sexual violence. Those completing the course can serve as medical on-call advocates, answer the crisis hotline, and work with group or individual adult and child clients.  Freedom House provides services to adults and children in Bureau, Henry, Marshall, Putnam, and Stark Counties. In the past year, Freedom House served over 900 victims of domestic and sexual violence – women, men, teens, and children.  The 63.5-hour Volunteer Training Class is required by the Illinois Domestic Violence Act and the Illinois Criminal Sexual Assault Act.

For more information call (815) 872-0087.

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