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Welcome to the Sexual Assault, Abuse and  Victims Empowerment Program (SAAVE) Advocate Training.  We’re excited to have you join our team.

Our SAAVE Rape Crisis Program is certified by the New York State Department of Health, which requires that all volunteers receive 30 hours of preservice training in order to volunteer with our program. 

Our training includes:

  1. Online work at Office of Justice Programs Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Program accessed at www.ovcttac.gov. Please email us at SAAVE@WMCHEALTH.ORG or call our office at 914 493-3650 for details; 
  2. This training on this online platform;
  3. Meeting in person with our SAAVE staff;
  4. Onboarding with Westchester Medical Center’s Volunteer Department, including attendance at the hospital orientation. 


Once you have completed this online training, please email us at SAAVE@WMCHEALTH.ORG or call our office at 914 493-3650.  


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