WHAT IS ACCIS
Audrain County Crisis Intervention Services is a non-profit organization that seeks to put an end to domestic violence through providing victim/survivor services and shelter for women in Audrain County. ACCIS was founded in 1992 by a group of citizens in Audrain County who were concerned with the growing rate of domestic violence every year within the state of Missouri. With the help of the Missouri Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence, these citizens were able to form ACCIS and start a hotline to help women in these type of situations and to provide them services that were previously not available. Over twenty years later, this organization is still going strong. We now have a shelter for victims of domestic violence who need immediate attention, a court advocate to provide legal assistance to our clients, and trained advocates to assist women with community resources and help to get them back on their feet.
If you want to help support our vision, “To see survivors of domestic ans sexual abuse empowered to live fully function lives” click on Support ACCIS tab or call us at (573)581-3835.
ACCIS, located in Mexico, MO is seeking to hire a full time Volunteer Coordinator and a full time Equal Access Advocate. Candidates must possess a high school diploma or equivalent, strong organizational skills and the ability to maintain confidentiality and privacy in a rural setting. Candidates must also be able to meet all requirements for obtaining authorization to work within the Department of Corrections. Computer skills, with the ability to use various Microsoft Office programs are preferred.
Volunteer Coordinator candidates must possess strong communication skills, both written and oral, and be willing to participate in various public speaking events. Position responsibilities will include recruitment and training of volunteers and increasing public awareness of the organization through various methods of calls to service organizations such as churches, radio, television, newspapers, etc.
Equal Access Advocate responsibilities include providing services to those with disability, elderly, immigrant or non-English speaking clients. Advocate will also collaborate with other organizations and businesses to improve the quality of service provided to our clients. Bi-lingual skills in Spanish or American Sign are a plus.
ACCIS’s mission is, “To promote community awareness and prevention of domestic and sexual violence while serving survivors of abuse with compassion and confidentiality.” If you would like to help us in achieving this mission, please mail your cover letter and resume to P.O. Box 181, Mexico MO, 65265. No phone calls please. ACCIS is an equal-opportunity employer.
IN 2013 ACCIS
- Provided 4443 bed nights for 122 clients
- Provided services for 617 clients
- Handled 619 hotline calls
- 485 clients received court advocacy
- Facilitated over 140 support groups
- Provided over 7500 hours of advocacy to clients
The Mission of Audrain County Crisis Intervention Services shall be to promote community awareness and prevention of domestic and sexual violence while serving survivors of abuse with compassion and confidentiality.