The Center utilizes volunteers in all areas of operation. The following four volunteers have contributed so much time here at The Center that you will probably see them as much as The Staff.
Cynthia Higgins – Came through The Center’s Fall 09 Volunteer Training class. Since she became certified in 3/15/10 she has contributed hundreds of hours serving our clients through crisis line and direct counseling services to clients here at The Center. Thank you Cynthia, we couldn’t do it without you!
Pat McErlane has been a Legal Advocate with The Center for ten years and has become an experienced and integral partner in accompanying and advocating for clients at court; and through exparte and restraining order hearings, custody trials, and mediation hearings. It has been a pleasure working with Pat over the years.
Bob Hamilton became certified with The Center Spring’07 training class. Bob has been directly involved with public safety for many years and contracts with the California State Firefighters’ Association in providing services in many areas of proficiency. Bob became aware of the need for intervention services in our domestic violence program, and has been a facilitator of our men’s batterers group, M.A.A.P. for a year and a half. Last volunteer training session Bob spoke about the rewards of the work he does, described as a Win:Win situation. He feels the reward of personal enrichment by helping in this capacity and according to the men, the program really works. We have received accolades from the men of how much the non-violent communication skills they learn have helped keep their marriages healthy.