“Reclaiming her Voice – Ending domestic violence”

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Mentorship Program

Mentorship

 Mentorship is a personal developmental relationship in which a more experienced or more knowledgeable person helps to guide a less experienced or less knowledgeable person.

her VOICE is dedicated to providing support and empowerment for survivors of Intimate Partner Violence/Domestic Violence by matching recent survivors with women who have been recovering from their abusive relationship for a longer period of time. The mentorship relationship would require a 1 year commitment for both mentors and mentees. Matches would be made based on several criteria to create the best fit. Match support will be provided by her VOICE.

Mentor qualifications

A woman who meets the following qualifications could become a mentor in her VOICE:

  • Be at least 21 years of age
  • Have experienced an abusive relationship with a partner that was either verbally, physically, sexually, or emotionally abusive at some point in your life
  • Received treatment for this abuse
  • Have been separated from the abusive relationship and in recovery for 2 years or more
  • Be willing to commit to a 1 year mentorship relationship with a recent survivor mentee
  • Be willing to commit to completing her VOICE mentor orientation and training program 
  • Successfully complete enrollment process including assessments, background check, recommendations/referrals.

Mentee qualifications

A woman who meets the following qualifications could become a mentee in her VOICE:

  • Be at least 21 years of age
  • Have experienced an abusive relationship with a partner that was either verbally, physically, sexually, or emotionally abusive at some point in your life
  • Received treatment for this abuse in either a shelter program or an outpatient treatment program
  • Has been separated from this abusive relationship for at least 3 months but no more than 2 years
  • Be willing to commit to a 1 year mentorship relationship with a mentor
  • Be willing to commit to completing her VOICE mentee orientation and training program 
  • Successfully complete enrollment process including assessments, recommendations/referral