Womankind works with survivors of gender-based violence to rise above trauma and build a path to healing. We bring critical resources and deep cultural competency to help Asian communities find refuge, recovery, and renewal. We serve survivors of domestic violence, human trafficking, and sexual violence of all ages. We provide innovative healing services and assistance to individuals and families.
Project Free is the anti-human trafficking project at Womankind comprised of community outreach and awareness raising, the Asian Women’s Empowerment (AWE) program, and counseling/case management. The AWE program works with the human trafficking intervention courts in Queens and Manhattan to help women govern their own lives and begin the process of transcending their trauma. The AWE advocate is expected to spend some of their days at the courthouses, at the AWE program in Elmhurst, Queens, and perform various administrative duties at Womankind’s main office in lower Manhattan.
At the courts, the AWE advocate will be providing emotional support and resources for clients. In addition, they will manage a weekly caseload. They will be introduced to court staff and learn more about the criminal justice system. At the AWE program, the AWE advocate will manage the various activities for the court-referred women, provide interpretation as needed for workshop presenters and facilitate the support groups. The AWE advocate will also have the opportunity to contribute ideas and resources for the program. The AWE advocate is required to maintain the participants’ confidentiality and is expected to aid in maintaining a safe and dynamic environment.
The AWE Advocate’s primary responsibilities are to ensure that all clients receive prompt and professional services and provide holistic support that encourages self-sufficiency and empowerment.