I have been volunteering for SNBW for almost 3 years. They are a superb organization that is extremely client oriented. They offer the full spectrum of Domestic Violence services. What is special about this organization is that they offer these service seamlessly to the clients. For example, when a client is transferred from the crisis line to the shelter or legal advocates, it is done so in a very sensitive manner with as little disruption to the client as possible. Often the same case manager stays with the client from the beginning to the end of the services being offered. Also, the volunteer program is extremely well run. Volunteers are given all of the training and communication necessary to perform their task. I would definitely recommend volunteering for this worthwhile organization.
The Support Network for Battered Women does amazing work. They do their best to get out to community events ensuring that the public knows they have services available. I don't know of any other Domestic Violence organization that has a 24/7 toll free number, a shelter, sliding scale counseling, a teen program working with high schools and a La Familia program that works directly with the hispanic community.
My service to the Support Network attests to my knowledge of and commitment to this outstanding agency. For over 12 years I have volunteered 50+ hours a week in a variety of departments, from fundraising to the hotline, community education and beyond. The staff and volunteers at the Support Network are passionate about our clients and the cause. Overworked and underpaid, everyone does more than his or her share to ensure that the community knows of our services and is able to utilize these services.