All of our Talkline advocates complete and pass a rigorous 40-hour training in order to be peer-counselors on the Talkline, but the learning doesn't stop there! Continued conversations and support are vital and important for our advocates, as they provide open-hearted space and judgment-free support … [Read more...] about Words Of Wisdom From Our Talkline Mentors
Today, we celebrate 15 years of the All-Options Talkline, answering the calls of people across the U.S. and Canada as they navigate some of the most complex decisions, feelings, and experiences of their lives. As you may already know, the All-Options Talkline offers unbiased, judgement-free … [Read more...] about Our Talkline is 15 Years Strong
Happy August, friends! We're excited to introduce you to Kristy, a Bloomington resident, retired physician, and a longtime All-Options supporter! Kristy is full of incredible life stories - read on to learn more about her path to becoming an OB-GYN when there were few women in the field and why she … [Read more...] about Donor Spotlight: Kristy Newton
June 27th was an exciting day in Bloomington, Indiana - we had our first annual All-Options Volunteer & Client BBQ, followed by a drag-comedy-burlesque extravaganza hosted by our friends at The Back Door benefitting our Hoosier Abortion Fund! All-Options summer intern Charlotte* wrote this great … [Read more...] about Recap: The All-Options Summer Double Header!
The All-Options Talkline has some of the best volunteers around, so we think it's important to uplift these incredible folks and highlight what motivates them to lend their time and service to our callers! Mariquisha has been a Talkline Advocate for more than two years, and we were eager to hear … [Read more...] about Advocate Spotlight: Mariquisha M.
In January, All-Options unveiled four strategic new initiatives aimed at building a world where compassion and reproductive justice are the norm. 2019 has seen the launch of our All-Options Activist Squad, the release of our All-Options Toolkit, and two new virtual opportunities that are training … [Read more...] about We’ve Gone Virtual: Recapping our 2 new online trainings
Advocate Spotlight is back, y'all! Our first Spotlight of 2019 is on Nicole T. (she/her/hers), who has been an All-Options Talkline Advocate since Spring 2016. She is a soon-to-be Registered Nurse (congrats, Nicole!) and is as abortion-positive as they come. Read on to learn more about Nicole and … [Read more...] about Advocate Spotlight: Nicole T.
Today, we're celebrating our National Programs Manager, Paulina, on her first workiversary with All-Options! Paulina joined All-Options last spring as our first Community and Volunteer Engagement Coordinator - and has had a major impact on programs like the All-Options Talkline and our Hoosier … [Read more...] about Happy Workiversary, Paulina!
Today marks 14 years since the launch of the All-Options Talkline. Wow! In 2004, in Portland, Oregon, our founders recognized the need for a new organization -- one that would bridge false divisions, transcend political rhetoric, and provide unconditional support to people in all of their … [Read more...] about Our National Talkline turns 14 today!
This year has seen some big changes for our advocate community, so in June, we took a timeout for our annual summer advocate retreat. Our advocates dedicated two whole days to recharging and rejuvenating themselves and each other. The first day of the retreat started out with current Radvocate … [Read more...] about Notes from the Summer 2017 Advocate Retreat