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Review for Sexual Violence Center, Minneapolis, MN, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I took my training at the Sexual Violence Center in September of 2009. The training was expansive, eye opening, done by the staff and guest speakers. And the follow through with support from the staff is always consistent, educational, and complimented by straight forwardness and good humor. The intent of SVC to promote awareness is always foremost in any contact that I've had and then that is then forwarded on by myself as a volunteer.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I've attended the Green Dot Seminar which gave the attendees several layers of tools to recognize and handle sexually charged situations. One advocacy I went on which I thought the victim/survivor probably wouldn't contact SVC actually did connect and began 1:1 counseling sessions. I see every day the passion and the determination of the staff in promoting support to all who cross their doorstep, in working with other organizations to provide a consistent and cohesive outreach.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Perhaps the internal paperwork could be less, the weekend shifts could be broken down differently.

Role:  Volunteer & My volunteer efforts are 12 hour on-call crisis shifts, medical advocacy shifts, and then 2-4 hours per week in theh office with administrative duites.