Student Information

Student Name

Daniela Lemus




Internship Information

Company/Organization: Center For Hope and Safety

Mentor(s):Mrs. Gervonn Rice

Topic of Internship

Volunteer Department/ The Effects Domestic Violenc

Background Information

Center for Hope and Safety is a not for profit agency founded in 1976, formerly Shelter our Sisters. This organization is dedicated to helping victims and their children of domestic violence by eliminating the feeling of fear and replacing it with safety, aiding them to become stronger. This organization believes everybody should be safe, empowered and free from violence and to never feel the fear that comes with domestic violence. Center for Hope and Safety mission is to assist any victim heal and grow through various services that allow them to separate themselves from the violence. They will help the victim to form a new beginning in their life and the life of their children.

Summary of Internship

As an intern representing Center for Hope and Safety I have front row seats to the steps the victims take in rebuilding their life after a tragedy. I get to bond with beautiful and amazing children. I am allowed to read a book with them, hold them, play with them, and sit with them. I allow them to feel loved and safe in my arms. I am able to see the amount of people who help the shelter provide for these victims. I help organize the numerous donations they receive. I am also able to see the amount of people who take some time of their day to volunteer their time helping victims in different ways. I get to participate in extraordinary events held for the victims. They also have fun events for the children I am able to help organize. This agency allows me to view different ways a single person can make a difference in someone’s life, whether it is directly or indirect. I am giving the power to help them in distinct ways. I am giving the trust to be around and connect with the victims and the children. As an intern I am fortunate to have created fun and distinct memories with wonderful people and assist in creating a new beginning in their life.

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