PATERSON, NJ - The Passaic County Women’s Center is looking for help in assisting survivors of domestic violence. The group is in need of volunteers from Passaic County and is asking folks to join its comprehensive 40-hour Domestic Violence Response Team Training.

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The training will be held on Fridays and Saturdays on the campus of William Paterson University. It will begin in September and run for 10 weeks.

The group is training volunteer advocates to provide support, advocacy, information, and referrals to survivors of domestic violence at local police departments. The group says that anyone interested in making a difference in the lives of domestic abuse survivors should consider volunteering time and energy for this worthwhile cause.  Volunteers should be caring, compassionate, motivated and empathetic.

For more information, please call Theresa Bivaletz, Domestic Violence Response Team Coordinator at 973-881-0725, ext. 206.

You can also visit the group’s website, www.passaiccountywomenscenter.org to read more about the team and to download an application.