Advocacy/Public Policy

Legal structures affect lives

It’s important that citizens across the state make their voices heard. There are many ways to get involved with the legislative process and individuals can have a great impact. Senators and Representatives are very responsive to the concerns of their constituents, and one voice can often make a big difference. Become an advocate and have your voice heard!

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You can help Hope’s Wings continue to provide the vital services we do by donating today. We know there are many causes competing for your attention, and we greatly appreciate your generosity. There are many ways you can donate to Hope’s Wings.

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Volunteer

For those with a greater passion to serve

Hope’s Wings is always in need of volunteers to staff our after-hours hotline, provide clerical assistance, support our clients, organize fundraisers, and much more. Direct Service Volunteers work directly with the victims of domestic violence. Our comprehensive training prepares volunteers to assist survivors of domestic violence in dealing with the traumatic impact of family violence. Support Service Volunteers work with our agency in other areas.

Career

Some were built to help

As a member of our team, you will work with a diverse group of professionals dedicated to empowering survivors to make the decisions necessary to live a life free from domestic violence for themselves and their children. Hope’s Wings is committed to hiring a diverse staff that reflects the cultures and languages of those we serve. We are an equal opportunity employer and offer competitive salaries and excellent benefits.
 Submit your cover letter and resume to: Hope’s Wings Attn: Employment Opportunities, PO Box 488, Richmond, KY 40476 Or fax to: 859-623-6823.

 

Internship Opportunities
Are you working toward a degree in social services, public policy, human resources, development, or marketing communications? An internship with hope’s Wings provides intern participants hands-on experience in developing and implementing programs that impact families and communities throughout Kentucky.

For more information on Hope’s Wings internship opportunities, contact the Volunteer Program Coordinator, 859-623-4095.

Advocacy/Public Policy
Advocacy involves being informed about related issues and sharing that information with people or organizations that make important decisions affecting the subject.

The first step is to become informed. Explore our website, learn about domestic violence and join us in our efforts to promote strong, healthy relationships.

The second step is to share what you have learned.

And one of the most important things you can do is contact your legislators at the city, state, and federal levels to stress how important the topic of domestic violence is and how we must work to change policy and attitudes about it. Domestic violence affects us all and each and every one of us must get involved; we must break the silence if we are going break the cycle of violence.

Contacting Legislators
Legislative action is an important part of the movement to end domestic violence. The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) has put together a comprehensive manual that contains a guide to the legislative process and the Federal Government, sample letters, tips for scheduling congressional visits, recommendations on community organizing activities, and more.

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How do I Contact My Washington State Legislator?
Members want to hear from their constituents and welcome you contacting them. They are very busy, especially during the session, so it is wise to follow a few simple guidelines.

Be sure to try the members who represent you first.

Find Your Washington State Legislator
House of Representative eMail List
Senate eMail List

Addressing Mail to Members of the House
The Honorable Representative [Name]
Washington State House of Representatives
P.O. Box 40600
Olympia, WA 98502-0600

Addressing Mail to Members of the Senate
The Honorable Senator [Name]
Washington State Senate
P.O. Box 40482
Olympia, WA 98502-0482

State your opinion or issue directly and politely. Have all your facts in hand. Lookup Washington State Domestic Violence Bills. Enter domestic violence in the Search box to look-up Washington State bills related to domestic violence.

If you wish to visit a member, make an appointment by calling the Olympia office number, 1-800-562-6000.