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
We're welcoming in September here at All-Options and along with saying goodbye to our good friend, Summer, we're also bidding farewell to our longtime All-Options Talkline Radvocate, Gina. For the past four years, Gina has answered countless calls from people in need of compassionate, open-hearted … [Read more...] about Rising Radvocate: Gina
May has arrived and with it, we have two staff members celebrating their 1-year workiversaries with All-Options! First up is Amanda Pretlow-Lamm, Center Program Coordinator at our All-Options Pregnancy Resource Center in Bloomington, IN. Amanda first started as an office support volunteer at the … [Read more...] about Happy Workiversary, Amanda
As an All-Options (formerly Backline) volunteer and a midwife, I know the importance of access to genuine support and respectful care across the reproductive health spectrum. This is why I was stoked to hear from fellow Portland advocate Amory about the recent lobby day for the Reproductive Health … [Read more...] about Talkline Advocates attend Oregon’s Pro-Choice Lobby Day
Every winter, we hold day-long retreats for our advocate cohorts in Portland and Bloomington. Usually, these winter retreats focus on skill-building and knowledge refreshers, but this year, it felt like we needed some intentional time together as a community to process what the past couple of months … [Read more...] about Update from the Portland Advocates’ Winter Retreat
Hope just celebrated her first anniversary as an office volunteer at All-Options Pregnancy Resource Center, where she helps cover the front desk, coordinates visits with clients, and keeps the office running smoothly. In this first Advocate Spotlight of 2017, we sit down with Hope to learn a bit … [Read more...] about Advocate Spotlight: Hope L!
It's our last Advocate Spotlight of 2016 and for this one, we're celebrating Deborah Meader's three years volunteering at All-Options! Deborah has provided incredible and reliable support to the whole All-Options team in the office and beyond. We're so happy to have an opportunity to recognize all … [Read more...] about Advocate Spotlight: Deborah M.
Today, we're celebrating our Talkline Manager, Rachel's, 2nd workiversary with Backline! Rachel started as a Talkline volunteer at our All-Options Pregnancy Resource Center in 2014 before coming onboard to help build and manage programs at the Center, including the Hoosier Abortion Fund. Her passion … [Read more...] about Happy Workiversary, Rachel!
We're celebrating 12 years of the Talkline this week and the incredible way our advocates hold space and offering unconditional support to all of our callers. What better way to do that than to include an Advocate Spotlight of one of our current Talkline volunteers? Camille has been on the line for … [Read more...] about Advocate Spotlight: Camille