W.O.M.A.N., Inc. Volunteer Spotlight: Amelie, Alicia, Elena

* Amelie Booska
Amelie has been with W.O.M.A.N., Inc. since April 2012. She is one of our most dedicated volunteers helping with the Domestic Violence Information & Referral Center Project (DVIRC). During her time here she has helped create a training video that agencies can use to become familiar with the DVIRC, trained other volunteers, and created a Volunteer Guide for other DVIRC volunteers. Thank you Amelie! You are amazing!

* Alicia Padillapaz 

Alicia is one of our most involved volunteers.And it’s no surprise as her mother volunteered with W.O.M.A.N., Inc. years ago! Advocating for survivors of domestic violence comes naturally to this family. Alicia works on our Crisis Line and with our Latina Program to support monolingual Spanish speaking clients. She also recently co-facilitated a presentation on Immigrant Survivors for our 40-hour Domestic Violence training. What a rockstar!

* Elena Strasser
Elena started volunteering with us in 2006 (!) as a crisis line advocate. Since then, she has worked with other anti-domestic violence agencies and completed a Masters Degree in Ethnic Studies. Upon returning to W.O.M.A.N., Inc., Elena has helped to support our 24-hour crisis line–both during our busy daytime hours, and overnight–and provided training on peer counseling techniques, safety planning, and referrals to new volunteers. We are so grateful to Elena for her continued support!

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