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Rebecca Johnson ApartmentsPatty Crowley ApartmentsAdministrative Offices2822 W. Jackson Blvd.1530 N. Sedgwick Ave.312.944.9227773.348.9032Dolores’ Safe HavenTeresa’s Interim Housing1532 N. Sedgwick Ave.1532 N. Sedgwick Ave.312.944.8810312.944.8669Deborah’s Place was started by volunteers and 30 years later, volunteers continue to bean integral part of our organization. There is a wide range of volunteer opportunitiesthroughout our programs, and we work with volunteers to find the right placement fortheir special talents and interests.We look forward to building a meaningful and lasting relationship with you!If you have any questions about volunteering, please contactExternal Relations Manager at 773.638.65381

Housing ProgramsRebecca Johnson Apartments90 women live in studio apartments eachwith private bath and kitchen. Women areprovided access to case management,education, health and employment services.Dolores’ Safe HavenHolistic residential setting for 15 women whoare chronically homeless women with severalmental illness. Intensive engagement andsupport services promote healing, recoveryand transition to more independent living.Patty Crowley ApartmentsTeresa’s Interim Housing10 women at a time live in dormitory settingthem with the goal of assisting withobtaining income and finding appropriatepermanent housing within 120 days39 studio apartments provide permanenthousing and support services to women whohave been homeless. These fully furnishedefficiencyapartments with on-site supportive servicesare the end to homeless for residentsCommunity –Based HousingOver 65 women live in apartments in the community maintainedby partner landlords. Women are provided access to casemanagement, education, health and employment services.Our Supportive ProgramsResidents of our housing programs as well as off-site women who have moved on from ourhousing programs have access to a variety of on-site services at each of our program locations.Education ServicesGroup activities and one-on-oneengagement provide women access to thehumanities, life skills training,social-emotional development and basic adulteducation.Comprehensive Case ManagementParticipant directed case management assistswomen in meeting goals they have establishedfor themselves. Case managers use an assetapproach emphasizing individual strengths sowomen can be linked to resources to help themreach stability and self—sufficiency.Employment ServicesAssistance with resume-writing, job searchesand career coaching helpswomen to obtain and maintain employment.Health ServicesThrough mini-health clinics, Deborah’sPlace coordinates women’s health care andprovides referrals to free or low-cost healthservices. On-site health care and healtheducation reduce health crises that requirecostly emergency room visits and helpwomen who have not accessedtraditional healthcare due to barriers likelack of health insurance, mental illness,substance use and resistance to care.Therapeutic ServicesCounseling, crisis intervention, and arttherapy help women to recover frommental illness, addictions, and other trauma2

Volunteer InformationThe needs of the women we serve are our first priority and govern the activities and services provided by Deborah’s Place.Privacy & Confidentiality Respect the privacy of our participants; please do not ask the women personal information,including how they became homeless, their age, their last name, etc. Confidentiality must be maintained at all times. Staff will not reveal personal information aboutthe participants, and any information about their identity or circumstances you have knowledgeof must remain within the walls of Deborah’s Place. You may not take pictures of the participants without a signed consent form provided byDeborah’s Place. Do not give out your personal information including email, phone number, address, etc. Notable exceptions to confidentiality, in the following instances speak to a staff memberimmediately: If you suspect that a child may be currently abused orneglected. If a participant has voiced plans to harm themselves or others.Interaction with Participants Do not engage in a relationship with a participant outside of Deborah’s Place. Do not invite participants to your home. Do not lend money to or borrow money from participants. Do not run errands for participants. ( e.g. buying cigarettes, snacks, etc.) Do not give rides to participants. Do not engage with participants on social media outlets including, friending or following.Remember that you are dealing with a vulnerable population. Do not use inappropriate language with the participants regardless of whether they use it first. Do not engage in argumentative or confrontational interactions. Respect personal boundaries. Please do not touch participants without permission.General Guidelines All volunteers interacting with residents must be 18 years or older. Drugs and alcohol are prohibited within the programs of Deborah's Place. Be respectful of individual beliefs; do not push religious or political agendas (i.e., praying beforemeals or campaigning for a specific candidate, etc.) while volunteering . Remember that each time you come to Deborah’s Place staff will provide a space to store yourbelongings but cannot be held responsible for any loss. If you cannot attend your volunteer shift, please notify staff at the location as soon as possible, so theymay find a replacement.3

Volunteer OpportunitiesThere are numerous ways to support Deborah’s Place! Opportunities to volunteer are available tosuit your schedule, abilities, and interests. Whether you’re looking for a few hours of giving back withyour family and friends, or providing skill building opportunities for our residents, we can work withyou to arrange a positive experience.Meal ServiceCategory: Individual and Group ( 2-4 volunteers )Purpose: Meal service volunteers are needed to assist with lunch, dinner or both. Top chef skillsare not required, but welcome!Location: Dolores’ Safe HavenTime: Lunch is from 11 AM—1 PM; Dinner is from 6 –8 PM.Key Responsibilities:Guidelines: Communicate with location programdirector or staff on what scheduled mealwill be served for the shift, includingingredients. Communicate with the program director orstaff about dietary restrictions or allergies. Volunteers will assist in all areas of thekitchen– preparing, serving the meal,cleaning the kitchen/dining area. Properly store leftovers.Attire: Dress in casual, comfortableclothing (jeans, t-shirts, sneakers, etc.)Open-toed shoes/sandals are notpermitted due to safety and sanitationregulations. Remove all bulky (hanging)jewelry and accessories before volunteersession. Long hair should be pulled backfrom face. Aprons, hair nets and servinggloves will be provided on site. Pleaseleave valuables at home; we are notresponsible for personal items. Thoroughly wash and store coolingutensils. If you feel uncomfortable or are unable toperform a specific task, please inform theshift lead.If you are purchasing a meal: Schedule with volunteer coordinator to ensure staff is aware that a meal will be provided. Individuals and groups are responsible for preparing and serving a meal. If you for some reason cannot provide a meal on scheduled day, it is vital that program staff iscontacted as soon as possible to make other arrangements. Consider both vegetarian and meat options for the main course. Ask program staff to provide you with meal options if you are unsure of what to serve. Provide the main course and sides for participants and volunteers. Kitchen will be available for reheating and plating of meal. Please do majority of meal prep priorto arriving on site. Meals can be purchased or premade.4

Landscaping and CleaningCategory: Group ( 10-15 volunteers )Purpose: Maintain and beautify our spaces for both residents and visitors.Location: All locations (depending on availability/need)Time: Please contact volunteer coordinator for shift availability . Plan for 3-4 hour shift.Key Responsibilities:Guidelines: Cleaning indoors: windows, chairs, railing,bathrooms and common areas. Landscaping outside: Picking up garbagearound the premises, pulling weeds in thewarmer months, planting or pruningflower beds. Please be prepared to provide cleaning orlandscaping tools/ equipment or suppliesincluding, Latex or gardening gloves, trashbags, rags and cleaning supplies such asWindex and all-purpose cleaners.Attire: Dress in casual, comfortableclothing (jeans, t-shirts, sneakers, etc.).Open-toed shoes/sandals are notpermitted due to safety and sanitationregulations. Please leave valuables athome; we are not responsible provide forpersonal items. If you feel uncomfortable or are unable toperform a specific task, please inform shiftleader.Bingo and GamesCategory: Individual and Group ( 5-20 volunteers )Purpose: Provide a fun, relaxing and rewarding opportunity to engage with Deborah’s Placeparticipants.Location: Rebecca Johnson Apartments and Dolores’ Safe Haven.Time: Contact volunteer coordinator for shift availability. Plan for 2-hour shift.Key Responsibilities: You bring the prizes; we’ll the bingo cards! Group will be responsible for leading andoverall flow of activity. Please refer to Deborah’s Place online WishList for prize items. Bring enough prizes for each participant towin at least once. Assist with calling of bingo numbers,helping participants mark of cards andsupervising prize table. Other games are welcome such as jeopardy,Uno, card games, checkers.5

Administrative SupportCategory: IndividualPurpose: Assist administrative staff with day-to-day office duties.Location: 2822 W. Jackson Blvd.Time: Please contact volunteer coordinator for shift availability. Plan for 2-hour shift. (dependingon availability/need)Key Responsibilities: Perform general clerical duties includingphotocopying, faxing and preparingmailings. File maintenance and shredding. Other duties as assigned.Skill - Based WorkshopCategory: Individual and Group ( 2-4 volunteers )Purpose: Special skill based volunteers are welcome! Volunteer to share your particular skill andlead an activity at either of our two Learning Centers. Bring your creative ideas! Some topicsinclude: computer literacy, GED prep, job search/ resume writing, financial literacy.Location: Depends on request.Time: Please contact volunteer coordinator for shift availability. Plan for 1-2 hour shift.Key Responsibilities: Individual volunteers must complete 2-3meal shifts. Volunteer(s) is/are in charge of overall flowand engagement with participants. Contact volunteer coordinator for thenumber of anticipated participants. Please provide ample copies of readingmaterials including, pamphlets, worksheetsor other learning tools.6

Arts & CraftsCategory: Individual and Group ( 5-15 volunteers )Purpose: Work with participants to express themselves creatively while completing a craftyproject.Location: All locationsTime: Please contact volunteer coordinator for shift availability. Plan for 1-2 hour shift.Key Responsibilities: Volunteers are asked to facilitate residentparticipation in crafting event. A “think out-of-box” attitude, creativity, andimagination. Create an activity that can be taught to agroup. Provide ample supplies for all participants. Be able to work one-on-one withindividuals that need assistance. Arts & crafts activities include, knitting,weaving, beading, tie dying, collages, etc.In-Kind Donation SortingCategory: Individual and Group ( 1-15 volunteers )Purpose: Assist in organizing physical donations.Location: 2822 W. Jackson Blvd.Time: Please contact volunteer coordinator for shift availability. Plan for 2-3 hour shift.Key Responsibilities:Guidelines: Volunteers are asked to sort, organize andshelve in-kind donations. Unpacking bulk items. Sorting multiple boxes. Must be able to lift boxes at least 20lbs .Attire: Dress in casual, comfortableclothing (jeans, t-shirts, sneakers,etc.). Open-toed shoes/sandals arenot permitted due to safety andsanitation regulations. Please leavevaluables at home; we are notresponsible for personal items. If you feel uncomfortable or areunable to perform a specific task,please inform shift leader.7

Volunteer ApplicationContact InformationFull NameStreet AddressZIPCodeStateCityIs this a seasonal address (e.g. during the school year) o Yes o NoCell PhoneHome PhoneWork PhoneE-Mail AddressWhat is the best way for us to contact you?oEmailoPhoneoMailAvailabilityWhen are you available? (Please check all which apply)o Sundays from too Wednesdays from too Saturdays from too Mondays from too Thursdays from toNOTES:o Tuesdays from too Fridays from toSpecial Skills or QualificationsPlease list any skills or ideas you’d like to tell us about (e.g. bilingual, art skills, marketing, etc.)Employment/School InformationName of employer/schoolJob Title/Area of StudyDoes your employer offer any of the following?oCorporate SponsorshipsoMatching GiftsoVolunteer GrantsoUnsure, but I will checkPerson to Notify in Case of EmergencyNameHome PhoneWork PhoneE-Mail Address8

Agreement and SignatureI, have been presented with the VolunteerOrientation Manual and fully understand the responsibilities I hold as a volunteer at Deborah’sPlace. I understand that the nature of the volunteer activities typically performed may involvephysical activity, contact with unfamiliar persons, and other potential risks of injury. Knowing this, Ihereby assume the risk involved, such as any accident or injury to a person or property which maysustain in connection with participation as a Deborah’s Place volunteer. In addition, I herebyrelease and discharge Deborah’s Place and any of its directors, officers, employees, partners,agents and successors and women served by Deborah’s Place from any claims, causes of action,damages liability, or responsibility for any such accident or injury that I may incur as a volunteer.I further irrevocably grant to Deborah’s Place its assigns and successors, my consent and full rightto: use my name, photograph, likeness, image, and biography in any and all media publications,advertising and publicity in connection with Deborah’s Place related activities and projects.SignatureDate9

Rebecca Johnson Apartments 90 women live in studio apartments each with private bath and kitchen. Women are provided access to case management, education, health and employment services. Patty Crowley Apartments 39 studio apartments provide permanent housing and support services to women