WSC creates a safe and confidential environment for healing and recovery — a place where women receive support, empathy, and the knowledge that they are not alone in their struggles. Women are provided with practical learning about domestic violence, as well as counseling that bolsters self-esteem and confidence. The Center offers a hotline, walk-in services, legal and psychological counseling, representation in court trials for criminal proceedings, divorce, or child custody, training sessions, help in dealing with police and social services departments, and assistance with setting up a new life for the survivor and her children. The Women’s Support Center also runs the only shelter in the country. Check out the impactful experiences AVC volunteers have had with the Center: Blog 1, Blog 2, Blog 3.

Typical Volunteer Tasks: Volunteer opportunities at the Center include social work assistance to provide additional support and guidance to women in need, conducting research contributing to the understanding of domestic violence and effective intervention strategies, photography work to document the work the Center does, graphic design for educational materials, yoga or massage sessions to promote stress relief for the members of the Center.

May 9, 2020