Engage! Mission Track - Accompaniment Training
Jun 16, 2019 at 11:00 AM
Organizer: Cindy Stevens
This week features Accompaniment Training from Sanctuary DMV.
Light lunch be be served starting after worship, and the training will go from 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM. Childcare is available.
Please join Western and the Congregation Action Network (formerly Sanctuary Congregation Network) for an Accompaniment Training. This training is for volunteers who would like to stand in solidarity with immigrants going through ICE check-ins or other stressful and dehumanizing processes.
Over the past two years, volunteers with Sanctuary DMV's accompaniment program have supported dozens of immigrants at their ICE check-ins, immigration court appointments, and more. Our accompaniers provide moral and emotional support to immigrants going through extremely trying processes. They show solidarity, reduce the likelihood of detention with their presence, and keep relatives or lawyers informed in case of an arrest.
We are getting an increasing number of requests for accompaniment and need more volunteers to help fill the need. Before you can accompany someone, you'll need to do one of these trainings on what to expect, roles & responsibilities, etc.
Language skills other than English, and access to a car, are useful but by no means necessary.
For more info, you can also check out the Facebook event.
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