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
On Tuesday, we kicked off a week-long celebration of Backline’s Talkline and its 12-year anniversary of providing open-hearted, judgment-free support to callers at any stage of their pregnancy or parenting journeys. Whether you’re new to learning about the Talkline or have been following us since … [Read more...] about The Top 5 Reasons Our Talkline Rocks
We recently said goodbye to one of our Bloomington Talkline Advocates, Angelique Saavedra, who just started her first year of graduate school at Yale School of Nursing to become a nurse practitioner and midwife - how amazing is that?! Angelique volunteered with the Talkline for just over year … [Read more...] about Rising Radvocate: Angelique Saavedra
This Rising Radvocate spotlight chronicles the incredible work of Hannah Kimmer, who volunteered at our All-Options Pregnancy Resource Center for 2.5 years until just this past June. Not only was Hannah a dedicated Talkline volunteer, she was also a part of our first cohort of Indiana Radvocates and … [Read more...] about Rising Radvocate: Hannah Kimmer
We love when it's time again to spotlight one of our amazing Talkline advocates because it gives us a chance to introduce you to the incredible people who lend their time, energy, and hearts to Backline. This month, we're featuring Brie Deka, one of our Indiana-based radvocates! Brie has been … [Read more...] about Talkline Advocate Spotlight: Brie D!