This 3 hour training will encourage a discussion surrounding how we assist people in crisis in accessing basic needs.
Often sexual and domestic violence survivors come into our service centers and shelters without clothing, food, a
toothbrush, or other basics that many of us take for granted. Depending on our program guidelines, Health Department regulations or limited budgets, making available and providing the simplest of items to people we serve can develop into a power struggle. Advocates will be invited to call on their creativity to think about meeting many kinds of basic needs. We will explore ways to provide life’s necessities to people in a more respectful, compassionate and generous manner, in and beyond our programs.