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, most will have access to their email. The administration office is open intermittently and the shelter is open. Please call 262-652-9900 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 now back open. We are asking that our customers wear face masks when visiting the store. Thank you
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!
Sexual Assault Administrative Intern
Women and Children’s Horizons is seeking a Sexual Assault Administrative Intern. As the only provider of services to survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence in Kenosha County, our agency seeks assistance with clerical duties for our Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence programs, and other programs as needed. The selected candidate will assist in researching and providing relevant data to help identify any gaps in services. Other tasks include but not limited to: creating word documents, excel spread sheets, copying, and filing. Spanish speaking a plus, but not required.
Duties and Responsibilities:
•Assist with updating Sexual Assault training manual.
•Creating, printing and filing important program documents.
•Assist Sexual Assault team with outreach activities including tablings, cold calls, and presentations.
•Maintain and create intake folders for outreach advocacy.
•Assisting Sexual Assault team with SAAM in April.
•Must be available a minimum of 4 hours per week.
•Meet regularly with supervisor (Zoom, phone, or in person) for updates and performance evaluations.
•Must be highly motivated, works well independently, and has a “can do” personality.
•Good communication and interpersonal skills.
•Proficient computer skills; knowledge of Microsoft Word, Zoom, Power Point, Outlook, and internet.
•Excellent writing, proofreading, editing, and verbal skills are required.
•Ability to meet deadlines and works well under pressure.
•Participate in meetings, trainings and workshops as necessary.
Excellent communication and organizational skills; cultural competence and ability to interact with various publics; excellent interpersonal skills; must demonstrate professionalism with sound judgment and a high degree of responsibility, particularly as it relates to confidentiality.
Our volunteers are required to meet the following criteria before being accepted:
•Completed Volunteer Application
•Satisfactory Reference Checks
•Clear Law Enforcement and Social Service Record Checks
•Agree to WCH Code of Conduct and Confidentiality
•Has not used WCH services in the past three years
•Complete training course (if interacting with clients)
•Be at least 18 years of age
To apply for an internship, please complete the application at http://wchkenosha.org/volunteer. A signature must be obtained to process application. Please return completed application via email at email@example.com or fax (262) 656-3402. All applicants MUST submit a current resume, cover letter, 3 professional references, contact for school’s internship coordinator, and a copy of learning plan highlighting school’s requirements. Applicants considered for role as intern will be required to complete a background check. For more information, please contact Rose Rosser at firstname.lastname@example.org or 262-656-3500.
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 email@example.com
If you are interested in applying for an Intern position, please contact Rose Rosser at 262-656-3500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org