The mission of Women and Children's Horizons is to provide support, shelter, education, training and healing services to victims of sexual and domestic abuse, their families and the community.
As we all try to navigate during the COVID-19 pandemic, we have many staff working from home. The administration office and shelter are open with reduced staff. Please call if you are in need of services. We will try to serve some clients over the phone if possible. We are also asking that you do not bring any donations.
Nifty Thrifty is closed until at least the end of March. We will re-evaluate at that time. We are also asking that you please do not bring donations to Nifty Thrifty until we re-open. We will definietly be needing donors and shoppers when we return. We look forward to seeing you then!
We will continue to evaluate and monitor the situation daily. We appreciate your understanding during these difficult circumstances. Many are financially affected, which is likely true of all non-profits. If you would like to support Women and Children's Horizons you can make a donation on this website (bottom of screen) or visit our Facebook page. We appreciate your support and hope that we can resume our normal business operations soon! Take care everyone and remember to choose kindness as we are all in this together!
WCH Volunteer Information:
Women and Children's Horizons mission is supported by many community volunteers. Volunteers are an essential component of WCH and we value the contributions of time and effort of each one of our volunteers.
WCH Volunteer needs:
Women and Children’s Horizons has many different volunteer needs. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer or would like more information regarding volunteer opportunities please contact WCH 262.656.3500.
Are you interested? Are you over 18 and want to help?
Volunteer Opportunities - 18 years old and older
Shelter Volunteers - WCH operates a 24/7 shelter for victims and families. A Volunteer Shelter Advocate assists staff in support services to residents. This would include: teaching nutrition, child care, speaking with victims, playing with children, mentoring with homework, displaying a positive role model. Shelter volunteer hours are flexible and include day, evening, weekend, and holiday hours.
Child Care Activities -Volunteers work to provide child care during resident groups, help tutor, interact with, and read to school age children during their daily “quiet time”, facilitate groups for children witnesses of domestic violence. We will train in group curriculum and encourage volunteers to become involved with our staff.
Parenting is a struggle in crisis situations. WCH offers weekly parenting groups facilitated by volunteers. If you have the knowledge and ability in this area, please consider becoming involved.
Monthly field trips are taken by our children. Adventurous, positive role models are needed to accompany these children on field trips.
Maintenance -WCH has two buildings; volunteers are needed for continual grounds maintenance, which would include snow shoveling in the winter and grass cutting and bush trimming in the summer. Volunteers are also needed for light general maintenance work.
Office Assistants - Volunteer office assistants help staff with tasks such as filing, document shredding, making copies, and putting together mailings. Time commitments vary per project.
Special Event Assistants - Throughout the year Women and Children’s Horizons participates in outreach events and fundraising activities. Information is shared at churches, health fairs, Harbor Market, expos, vigils, Sexual Assault Awareness Month (April), and Domestic Violence Awareness Month (October). Outreach volunteers hand out informational brochures and answer basic questions regarding WCH's services. Spanish speaking volunteers are also needed. Volunteers are also needed at our major fundraising events: Mardi Gras, Bowl-a-thon, Golf Outing, and Awareness Walk.
Nifty Thrifty - Volunteers are needed to help sort and organize donations at WCH's thrift store.
Other Opportunities - Whatever your talent or skill, please consider sharing them with WCH. In the past, volunteers have shared their artistic, graphic design, computer, repair, driving, parenting, jewelry-making, cooking, and organization skills. We appreciate it!
Volunteer Opportunities - Family and Groups
Women and Children's Horizons recognizes the value and importance of children learning to volunteer and share at a young age. Due to confidentiality issues, juveniles cannot volunteer within the shelter, however, here are some ideas that you and/or your family can do to help victims.
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer please contact Rose Rosser at 262-656-3500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
ALL INTERN POSITIONS ARE CURRENTLY FILLED.
If you are interested in applying for an Intern position, please contact Rose Rosser at 262-656-3500 or email email@example.com