Call to Action - Callers in Crisis Need Local Support
The following article is provided by the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:
The Lifeline is the nation’s public safety net for all American residents in emotional distress or suicidal crisis. We provide free and confidential emotional support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We’re committed to improving crisis services and advancing suicide prevention by empowering individuals, advancing professional best practices, and building awareness. Through our toll-free number 800-273-TALK, the Lifeline is a national service designed to seamlessly connect people in every state to local crisis centers, so they are able to get the best care, nearest to them.
Does your agency operate a crisis call center? If so, we need you! The strength of the Lifeline comes from our network of more than 150 local crisis centers, who work together to create this public safety net. The process to become a member only takes a few steps, and once you are enrolled, you have access to some great resources. And, if you have met the COA accreditation standards, you are already halfway there.
Why Join the Lifeline?
- The benefits. Being a member of the Lifeline enables your organization to have access to some great perks – from technical resources for your staff while they answer the calls, to exclusive grant opportunities, free chat software, dynamic call volume reports, clinical support and consultation, and much more! We aim to please.
- The flexibility. We realize how fast things can change, and we do our best to support this fast-paced environment. Our members can change their coverage area, and hours of operation at any time, and have access to emergency support 24/7.
- But most importantly, because the people calling the Lifeline are those from your local community. When you join, centers choose their coverage area (you can pick either your local zip codes, area codes, or counties). This means that you are serving your local community, while receiving the support of a national program.
Be a local voice in our national community of crisis centers!
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One Hope United offers a range of services aimed at our mission of "Protecting children and strengthening families" including early childhood education, early intervention and prevention, family preservation, foster care, residential, and adoption.
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Rochelle Haimes, ACSW
Volunteer Roles: Commissioner; Peer Reviewer; Standards Panel Member; Team Leader
Rochelle is a Consultant working with a variety of private organizations to become accredited. Her primary area of expertise is in facilitating the development of PQI systems and activities. Her previous experience with both small and large organizations is the cornerstone for her long-standing volunteer activities as a Peer reviewer and as a Team Leader.