Program of the Week: Wyoming Advocate Corps (WyAC)

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Photo Credit:Wyoming Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

The Wyoming Advocate Corps (WyAC) is featured in Transforming Communities Through Service: A Collection of the Most Innovative AmeriCorps State and Volunteer Generation Fund Programs in the United States.


The Wyoming Advocate Corps (WyAC) utilizes AmeriCorps members to leverage the efforts of the Wyoming Coalition’s Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault  advocacy programs, by serving as advocates and supporters for adult and children survivors of domestic violence. Members support the efforts of local agencies by providing additional volunteer support to address the overwhelming community need. Across Wyoming, members provide services including child care, relocation assistance and support for victims of domestic abuse. Volunteers empower victims by offering prevention education and awareness so that they can advocate for themselves. The program’s effectiveness is due in part to the well trained, committed AmeriCorps members and administrative support from the state coalition which increases the amount of aid that volunteers can give to those in need. WyAC places a strong focus on individualized member training ensuring that they are sending knowledgeable, productive volunteers to help the thousands of Wyoming inhabitants living in fear and violence. Visit wyomingdvsa.org to learn more.