CORA educates volunteers and our community on many different intimate partner abuse issues, from the cycle of intimate partner abuse to how to help someone who may be in a violent relationship. We also offer workshops on topics such as preventing teen dating violence for youth. Trained intimate partner abuse educators are available to provide workshops for any group in San Mateo County.
Our staff also frequently attends health fairs and community events to provide information on preventing and identifying intimate partner abuse.
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CORA has an extensive volunteer program. Annually, this program recruits, intensively trains and supports volunteers to answer the hotlines, provide peer counseling, or help with administrative tasks. These volunteers work for the agency’s clients for as many as 30 hours per week (in our Family Centered Mental Health program) to as few as a couple of hours a month (for targeted administrative tasks). All volunteers who work directly with CORA’s clients attend CORA’s 40-hour Domestic Violence Advocacy Training, which provides information on the many aspects of intimate partner abuse and how to assist people affected by it.
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