Freedom House is in urgent need of direct-service volunteers to help victims and families impacted by domestic and sexual violence. The need is particularly great for volunteers from Henry County to respond to victims at St. Luke Medical Center.

A volunteer training course will be held at the Princeton campus on the four Tuesday evenings, Feb. 5-26, from 6–9 p.m., and three Saturdays 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Participants must commit to attending every class.

Freedom House provides services to victims and their children in Bureau, Henry, Marshall, Putnam, and Stark Counties of Illinois. In the past year, Freedom House served over 800 victims of domestic and sexual violence – women, men, teens, and children. The 60-hour Volunteer Training Class is required by the Illinois Domestic Violence Act and the Illinois Criminal Sexual Assault Act. Those completing the course will be able to serve as medical on-call advocates, answer the crisis hotline, and work with group or individual adult and child clients.

For more information or to obtain an application call (815) 872-0087, or visit www.freedomhouseillinois.org.