We're excited to welcome Americorps Victim Assistance Program (AVAP) member, Rachel Lewis to the CCCNH team. Rachel joins us from Durango, Colorado where she settled after finishing her undergrad in Savannah, Georgia.
Rachel became involved in advocacy work "after hearing too many stories from people I met, friends and family." She joined the Americorps Victim Assistance Program (AVAP) to advance her advocacy skills and experience. She began her year of service with the NH Department of Corrections in September before joining CCCNH in March.
Rachel will mainly assist Merrimack County victim/survivors through courtroom and personal advocacy. She will also consult with CCCNH clients on financial literacy to empower them on their journeys to independence.
Rachel will serve with CCCNH until this August, at which time she will return to Colorado to complete her Masters in Social Work with a focus in mental health to help people who have experienced trauma.
Members of the AmeriCorps Victim Assistance Program are placed throughout New Hampshire with crisis centers, police departments, prosecutor offices, the New Hampshire Department of Corrections, the New Hampshire Department of Justice, child advocacy centers, and college and university campuses to offer support and information to victims of domestic and sexual violence and stalking. (Read more about AVAP)