A letter to the All-Options community from Center Director, Shelly Dodson Dear All-Options supporters and friends, It is with a profound mix of gratitude and sadness that I share with you that I am moving on from my position as Center Director at All-Options after 12 years of amazing, … [Read more...] about Shelly Dodson to Leave All-Options
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!
Steph Herold is a lot of things: a lover of pitbulls and young adult literature, a fervent social justice advocate, and a Twitter maven with over 15,000 followers. She's also one of our longstanding All-Options donors and the focus of this first post in our inaugural donor profile series! We … [Read more...] about Donor Spotlight: Steph Herold
It’s been hard keeping this secret from you, but we’re so excited to tell you our big news: Backline is now All-Options! Our new name reflects who we are and the open-hearted support we provide around pregnancy, parenting, abortion, and adoption. All-Options understands that our experiences and … [Read more...] about Backline is now All-Options!
“I love it! It’s like Reproductive Justice summer camp!” This was my answer when asked by Mississippi Reproductive Freedom Fund Executive Director, Laurie Bertram Roberts, what I thought of my first time at Take Root: Red State Perspectives on Reproductive Justice. Now that I’m on the other side of … [Read more...] about The Hot Take on Take Root!
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
Since November, Backline has received an incredible outpouring of support from our community. Each donation, note of thanks, and referral to our Talkline and All-Options Pregnancy Resource Center has served as an important reminder that we're a mighty, and constantly expanding, crew of people who … [Read more...] about Cute as a button: a fundraiser for Backline!
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.
Our fearless leader and Executive Director, Parker, is celebrating three years at the helm of Backline - though her work building the Talkline and growing the organization started several years prior. We are so fortunate to have Parker leading Backline's important mission and expanding our vision of … [Read more...] about Happy Workiversary, Parker!