Volunteers

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Each of our homes enlist the community to use a circle of support model to manage and support those in transition. This model has been successfully used since 1984 in Canada, United Kingdom and the United States.

Circles of Support are based on restorative justice principles. Each circle has a team of 4-6 community members who receive training and support from professionals. The circle meets regularly to facilitate the transitioning member’s practical needs, to provide emotional support, to challenge the behaviors and attitudes, to develop constructive and pro-social strategies to address everyday problems.

Circles of Support will
  • Support good behaviors and decision making
  • Offer accountability, recreation and pro-social support
  • Mentor, coach and disciple
  • Promote healthy relationships
  • Plan for success
The Benefits are:
  • Reduction in relapse and recidivism
  • Neighbors thrive
  • Communities are safe
How to Get Involved:
  • Be a part of a Circle of Support. Our next training begin February 21, 2015. Read more about the training…
  • Donate to Welcome Homes 
Volunteer Responsibilities are:
  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Complete an application, background check and interview
  • Complete 30 hours of training
  • Commit to 1 year of involvement (circles meet 2-3 hours per week, commitments may gradually decrease over time)
Volunteer Benefits are:

Each community member will receive extensive and ongoing FREE training in the topics of:

  • Restorative Justice and Circle Process
  • Perceptions and Understanding of Offending and Victimization
  • Criminogenic and Addictive Thinking
  • Challenges of Re-Entry
  • Diversity and Cultural Differences
  • Motivational Interviewing and Coaching Skills
  • Discipling and Mentoring Skills
  • Strengths and Conflict Resolution
“Never disregard your own experiences to not being able to relate to another human being.”

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