Shelter governing board elects new officers
Westside Domestic Violence Shelter, Glenn County's only shelter for battered women, has elected a new governing board of directors.
Officers are Sharon Phippen, chair; Alicia Baughman, program director; Ann Lambert, secretary; and Tracey Quarne, treasurer, Robin Smith, John Viegas and Larry Jones, board members; and Shirley Boracci, endowment fundraising.
The Domestic Violence Emergency Response Team is made up of trained volunteers who go out with law enforcement on domestic violence calls to offer support and advocacy to victims.
Glenn County is seeking volunteers to attend a 40-hour training program to become Domestic Violence Advocates, which will allow them by law to hold confidentiality and privilege for clients.
Training costs $250 but Westside Domestic Violence Shelter will waive the cost in exchange for 30 hours of volunteering.
Victims of violence and their children are provided with assistance, education, court advocacy support, safety planning, counseling and other services.
There is also a confidential safe house where women and children may stay for up to 24 months to learn life skills, receive therapy and drug and alcohol services, learn how to grow, harvest and cook produce and experience many other creative and educational services.