How to Become a Women's Advocate

Women's Advocate Job Description

Women’s advocates aim to empower women who are the victims of domestic violence and sexual assault by providing support and advocacy services in a shelter setting. 



Women's Advocate Job Duties

  • Make presentations to community groups and other interested parties
  • Respond to assistance requests from shelter residents
  • Assist with the training of new staff and volunteers
  • Assist with problem solving and conflict resolution among residents
  • Facilitate support group sessions
  • Assist residents with goal setting
  • Answer crisis calls, explain options, and assist in getting women to safety
  • Review program logs and document interactions with residents
  • Provide crisis intervention services and assistance



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