If you are planning on attending the internship fair on October 23rd, you will have the opportunity and pleasure to get acquainted with the folks at Middle Way House. Middle Way House is a local organization that thrives off of the support of the Bloomington community while also seeking to serve individuals in the community. The Mission of Middle Way House is to provide shelter for women who are victims of abuse or rape, and their children.
Recently, I had the opportunity to speak with Dorothy Granger, who is the Communications and Special Events Coordinator at Middle Way. I asked her to describe a few of the services that Middle Way House provides. However, “a few” services isn’t an appropriate description for what Middle Way House has to offer. Middle Way has staff and volunteers that operate a 24 hour crisis hotline. They provide on-scene advocacy for victims of rape, and legal advocacy and assistance in obtaining protective orders. Middle Way House maintains a variety of facilities for women and their children to live in. Their main shelter houses around 30 beds. They offer transitional housing for women and children who are preparing to leave the shelter, as well as permanent housing for just women. What is the most incredible part of it all? All of these services are provided for free.
So here is what you need to know heading into the job fair if you are interested in being a part of what Middle Way House does: They are currently hiring for a part time women’s advocate. The job does not require a degree, or a specific course of study, just that the applicant be sensitive to the issues of familial violence and rape, and be passionate about helping women in need. Middle Way House also has a variety of unpaid internship positions. Both interns and employees will go through formal training at Middle Way House.
Dorothy is very passionate about the mission of Middle Way House and she is looking for students that share that passion. She also emphasized that Middle Way has an excellent culture of teamwork. The love for the mission and the desire to help women in the Bloomington community brings unity to the organization. If you are interested in being a part of what Middle Way does, stop in and talk to them at the internship fair! They are looking to hire young women and men who want to advocate and promote safety and an end to violence for women in the Bloomington community.
Sarah Purpura is a senior studying Dietetics. She hails from Wauwatosa, WI. Sarah has enjoyed her years at IU studying dietetics and getting to know people throughout the Bloomington community. After she graduates, she hopes to complete her dietetic internship somewhere in the Midwest and go on to become a nutrition educator in a school or community setting.
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