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On Call Sexual Assault & Domestic/Family Violence Advocate

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The Victim Intervention Program’s advocates assist survivors of sexual assault, family and intimate partner violence in the emergency department of New York-Presbyterian Queens. As first responders and crucial members of the team, our advocates play a vital role and make tremendous difference in the lives of survivors, family members, and friends in the immediate aftermath of a trauma. Advocates volunteer their time and energy to ensure that survivors’ voices are heard, safety is assured, immediate needs are met, and appropriate linkages to important resources are established.


Our advocates are women and men of at least 21 years of age, and of all racial and ethnic backgrounds. They all share a commitment in wanting to address the needs of survivors and their families during their most vulnerable moments.

Victim Intervention Program advocates must be able to:

  • Demonstrate a strong commitment to supporting survivors of interpersonal violence.
  • Reach the emergency department of New York-Presbyterian Queens Hospital located at 56-45 Main St. Flushing, New York, within 30 minutes.
  • Complete a free 40-hour training course.
  • Comply with medical clearance standards.
  • Be on-call for at least three shifts per month.
  • Make at least a one year commitment to the program.

The Victim Intervention Program’s advocates assist survivors of sexual assault, family and intimate partner violence in the emergency department of New York-Presbyterian Queens. As first responders and crucial members of the team, our…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    A few hours per month
  • Recurrence
    Recurring

Location

On-site

New York-Presbyterian Queens

56-45 Main St, Flushing, NY 11355, USA
Emergency Department

How to Apply

For more information contact Candey Aponte, LMSW, Victim Intervention Program Social Worker caa9133@nyp.org 347-306-9308.

For more information contact Candey Aponte, LMSW, Victim Intervention Program Social Worker caa9133@nyp.org 347-306-9308.

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