The work the Advocate does is invaluable, and SAVI Advocates alone helped more than 530 survivors in New York City Emergency Rooms last year -- that's almost 2 survivors a day!
New York still needs your help! Rape and Domestic Violence are still a huge problem in our communities -- but through SAVI, it is possible to make a difference.
If you are interested in becoming a Volunteer Rape Crisis and Domestic Violence Emergency Room Advocate, please review the dates and information below, and then call the SAVI office at (212) 423-2140 or (718) 736-1288.
You will get certified by the Department of Health as a crisis counselor.
To get more information about SAVI, visit the website at www.mssm.edu/SAVI/.
Finally, if you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted, raped or domestically abused, call the SAVI office to find out about the FREE & CONFIDENTIAL counseling and referral services available.
SAVI Volunteer ER Advocates help support survivors of rape, domestic violence and incest who come into the Emergency Rooms of the following hospitals: (In Manhattan) Mount Sinai, Metropolitan, Lenox Hill, Harlem, North General and Cabrini; (in Queens) Elmhurst, Queens Hospital and Mount Sinai of Queens.
Applicants must live in Manhattan and Queens, within 20 minutes of one of the above hospitals, and undergo an interview and 40-hour training provided by SAVI. No previous experience is needed and you must be at least 21 years old.
Those who successfully complete the training will be on-call at least once a month to support survivors and their families.
Please call the main SAVI office at (212) 423-2140 or (718) 736-1288 to schedule an interview as soon as possible.