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Volunteers complete training with Family Crisis Center
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Pictured are, from left to right, new Family Crisis Center volunteers Florence Shaffer, Robin Cain, Karen Oller and Karla Alsup, and FCC Volunteer Coordinator Jenni McReynolds. - photo by COURTESY PHOTO

amily Crisis Center Inc. recently recognized its newest volunteers and their accomplishments in completing 40 hours of initial training.

Karla Alsup, Robin Cain. Karen Oller and Florence Shaffer have begun working with staff to provide advocacy and services to survivors of domestic and sexual violence, their children, family and friends.

"These women have hearts of gold," said Jenni McReynolds, volunteer coordinator. "They each bring different talents to the agency which ultimately makes us stronger and ensures access to survivors."

The Family Crisis Center utilizes volunteers to provide services in the 10 counties. "Volunteers are a vital part of our ability to serve the area we do," said Laura Patzner, executive director. "Our service area is over 8,000 miles. Without our volunteers, we could not respond to all of the requests for services we have."

The Family Crisis Center is planning for another volunteer training. Training includes 24 hours of classroom training, four hours of self-paced education through videos, books and articles and 12 hours of on-the-job training. Anyone interested in becoming a volunteer can contact McReynolds at 620-793-9941.

The Family Crisis Center provides advocacy and services for survivors of domestic and sexual violence 24 hours a day. Those who are in need of services can call the Crisis line at 620-792-1885 or toll-free at 866-792-1885. For more information about the Family Crisis Center and volunteer opportunities, call the administrative office at 620-793-9941.