Counselor Advocate Training
The YWCA SACS Counselor Advocate Training (CAT) program is a 48-hour training program leading to certification as a volunteer Sexual Assault Crisis Counselor. By completing this program, you will gain the valuable training and experience needed to provide supportive counseling and advocacy to sexual assault survivors and their families through hotline calls and police and hospital accompaniments
Anyone interested in volunteering to provide hotline counseling and accompanying survivors and their loved ones through hospital and police procedures can take CAT class. No prior experience or knowledge of sexual assault is needed to apply for the class. In addition to counseling and accompaniments, volunteers can also become involved in support group facilitation, community education, in-person one-to-one counseling, legislative lobbying, special projects, and fundraising.
If you have any questions, please contact Bradley Alagna at 860-225-4681 x528 or at email@example.com or Alyssa DAmato at 860-225-4681 x520 or firstname.lastname@example.org.