December 05, 2010

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities!

Project SAFE needs your help!Project SAFE is an all volunteer organization that provides harm reduction materials to women working in street prostitution in the Kensington section of town in order to help reduce the spread of STI's and promote public health.  We work to build community among the women we serve and provide information and referrals so that they can make informed decisions about their safety and wellbeing.  We could use your help in the following ways:
Outreach Volunteer - Do street outreach in Kensington in pairs from about 10pm-12 on weeknights. 2 x a month committment in order to be trained.
Delivery Volunteer - Drive bulk amounts of supplies to consumers homes with a buddy.  Times are flexible.
Exchange Volunteer - Drive to prevention point to do exchanges for us.
Bagging Volunteer - Prepare supply bags for outreach.
Hotline Case Manager Volunteer - Have the case management line inquiries forwarded to your phone for an agreed upon amount of time and respond to calls with appropriate referals.
Donate or Host a Fundraiser - Write us a check (made out to NASEN, Project SAFE in memo) or have a house party, a silent auction, or any kind of fundraising event to benefit the work we do.
***Call for Volunteers for the Kensington Avenue Sex Worker Drop In Center***
As many know too well, no nighttime safe location exists for women on Kensington Avenue, a location renown for its open drug market and trade in sex.
A coalition of organizations and individuals, including Project SAFE, Catholic Charities, Prevention Point Philadelphia, Center for the Empowerment of Women, Belivacqua Community Center and Covenant House is starting a pilot Drop-In center to be available specifically for women and female identified individuals who engage in the sex trade on Kensington Avenue.
Drop-In Program Goals: The main goal of the Drop-In Program is to connect with and build relationships with women actively engaging in sex work in the Kensington neighborhood. We do this by providing a clean, safe, and welcoming environment staffed by committed volunteers. The space will be a place where women can address immediate needs to help them feel healthy, human and connected as they are invited to look toward their next positive step.
If you would like to volunteer, Please contact Samantha Sitrin and RSVP for the Volunteer training December 9th, 9pm at Belivacqua Community Center@ Kensington & Lehigh
The holidays are fast approaching, and support for individuals who are underserved and largely alienated from any kind of support network becomes critical to the mental health of the population we seek to serve.

Beginning December 16th the Drop-In will be open
Thursday and Friday nights
9pm-12 midnight
@ Belivacqua Community Center
On Kensington & Lehigh Ave.

To take a shift:
Call 215.630.0774
We are in the process of setting up a doodle calendar so you can also sign up that way
Please call to talk over how you can participate & services we hope to offer.

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