Community

 

One of The House of Ruth's goals is to increase public awareness about the dynamics of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. It is truly amazing how many women go through violence, whether with their husband, boyfriend or casual acquaintance, and don't know that there are people that can help. There are several positions through our organization that seek to spread the word, not only that violence does happen but that also that there is a safe place to go!

 

 

Non-Shelter Services

Staffed by: Victim Advocates

 

Function: To enhance the presence of and the availability of victims services to non-shelter victims of domestic violence or sexual assault offered by The House of Ruth, Inc. in the eight counties served by the agency.

 

Program Responsibilities:

  • Provides individual supportive counseling, assessment, case management and advocacy to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault from the designated service area.

  • Provides individual supportive counseling, assessment, case management and advocacy to family members/significant others of victims of domestic violence and sexual assault from the designated service area, when appropriate.

  • Assists victims of domestic violence and sexual assault with applying for victim compensation from the Alabama Crime Victim's Compensation Commission. Provides coordination and follow-up of status of application at request of applicant.

 

To contact our victim advocates for more information or to make an appointment call (334) 793-5214 or email us at generalinfo@houseofruthdothan.org.

 

 

Education

Staffed by: Prevention Educator

 

Function: To develop, plan and implement the prevention/education programs on Sexual Assault.

 

Program Responsibilities:

  • Develops prevention/education programs (s) on sexual assault and domestic violence tailored to potential victims, various professionals, schools, colleges and the lay public.

  • Develops handouts and informational materials as may be needed.

  • Develops and maintains effective relationships with representatives of the community utilized by the victims and potential victims of sexual assault/domestic violence.

  • Provides programs on the prevention of sexual assault/domestic violence and the issues and dynamics associated with the victimization of sexual assault.

  • Organizes, coordinates and conducts workshops/training sessions on sexual assault/domestic violence issues, prevention and the dynamics of domestic violence and sexual assault.

 

To contact our Educator to set up a speaking engagement or for more information please call us at (334) 793-5214 or email The House of Ruth at generalinfo@houseofruthdothan.org.

 

 

Resources and Volunteers

Function: To develop and maintain resources for use by the agency. To plan, implement and coordinate an ongoing volunteer troupe to provide services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. To work on special projects of the agency, fundraising, & public policy issues.

 

Program Responsibilities:

  • Recruits, hires, trains, and supervises agency volunteers to meet the needs clients and the various programs of the agency.

  • Organizes, coordinates and conducts workshops/training sessions on the issues, prevention and dynamics of violence against women and other topics appropriate for volunteers.

  • Develops and keeps current recruitment materials, training manuals, handouts and informational material for use by agency volunteers.

  • Establishes and maintains volunteer personnel files and training records.

  • Evaluates each volunteer annually.

  • Contacts and schedules volunteers to be "on call" for the domestic violence program and the sexual assault program. Prepares and distributes the "on call" calendar to volunteers, staff and the agency's answering service.

 

To contact our Resource Specialist for more information on how you can help The House of Ruth, Inc. please send email to generalinfo@houseofruthdothan.org.