"It is our collective and individual responsibility to preserve and tend to the world in which we all live."
To support individuals and families that have been impacted by adversity and create just and well communities in which every feels safe, loved, and cared for, we must come together to do the work.
Whatever you're passionate about, know that we have a place for you!
Here are some of our available paid and unpaid opportunities:
Trauma & Resilience Community Support Specialist
Program Assistant- full-time
Mental Health Supporters – ‘Hear 4 U’ contractual works (6–8 individuals): Trained helpers responsible for providing non-traditional mental health support, psychological first aid, trauma focus supports, and links to care supports when needed. They will be trained in psychological recovery, and qualifications include an understanding of mental health, and experience working with youth/youth adults and/or diverse populations.
Peer Ambassador/Peer Leaders: Youth (14–19) who provide educational, mental wellness, and peer-to-peer support a few hours a week. They will also be educated about COVID, mental health, and trauma. They will work on projects and advocacy efforts to make their communities better. Qualifications: must live in one of the neighborhood zones, have leadership skills and abilities, and be empathetic.
Support 4 U: Individuals who are trained to help and support individuals and families who have been impacted by gun violence. These supporters will help individuals in need find resources to address their immediate needs, connect people to care, provide emotional support, and assist with coordinating wraparound supports. Requires caring and compassionate individuals who are available evenings and weekends, and who are aware of community resources.
Interns*: Mental Health/Clinical Focus, Social Work, Community/Public Health & Outreach, Social Media & Marketing, Data Assessment & Research, and more!
We are always looking for individuals from the following neighborhoods:
5th & Hill , Garden Hills, Holiday Park, Countrybrook, and the Douglass Park Areas
*And the Silver Vawter area in Urbana.
No matter what age you are, what interests you may have, or what skillsets you come with, as long as you care about creating well and healing communities, then we need you!
If you are looking for other ways to connect, give back, or support your community, we also have volunteer opportunities available. You can fill out our volunteer form here!
We will provide you will all the training, resources, and ongoing support you need to thrive. We just ask that you come with an open and compassionate heart and mind!
"All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law."