VOA Oregon's Women's Residential Center provides intensive substance abuse treatment for women involved in the criminal justice system. Our proven model helps women recover from addiction, stay with their families and contribute to their communities while enjoying a sober life. For approximately six months, women live in a supportive and sober environment, build positive relationships with others, and learn ways to cope and celebrate without the use of substances.
Our residential counselor volunteers are essential in helping staff and supporting our clients. From front desk support, everyday operations, and client interactions, our volunteers help keep things running smoothly. Volunteers also support our art therapy classes.
The volunteer program at the WRC is relatively new; but Voneda Fullerton, the volunteer coordinator, is helping to grow the program and engage more volunteers.
What are volunteers saying about the WRC?
"I was challenged personally through my volunteering and gained personal strength. My views on addiction have changed and I advocate for all those struggling with addiction in ways I didn't before."
"Volunteering has helped restore my faith in humanity. Life can be sad and depressing at times. VOA has shown me a different way to have and feel purpose."
"The WRC was an amazing team that treated me as an equal and were readily available to answer any of my questions."