A reflection on Tuesday's Presidential Election results from Backline's Executive Director, Parker Dockray: Like many of you, today, I am still navigating waves of despair, anger, and fear in an ocean of uncertainty. Tuesday's election outcome confirms a truth too many have tried to ignore: that … [Read more...] about Our vow to you, our clients & supporters.
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
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
You can do a lot in a decade - and our All-Options Pregnancy Resource Director, Shelly Dodson, is evidence of that. She's been with Backline in various capacities - from a Talkline Advocate to our current role - for nearly ten years! In honor of all her work and many contributions to Backline and … [Read more...] about Happy Workiversary, Shelly!
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!
One year ago today, our Backline team expanded with the addition of our Engagement Assistant, Kalila - and are we ever lucky! Kalila started working with Backline in 2015 as a Reproductive Rights Activist Service Corps (RRASC) intern through the Civil Liberties and Public Policy Program at Hampshire … [Read more...] about Happy 1-Year Workiversary, Kalila!
Our most recent Rising Radvocate is Natasha, a Portland Talkline advocate who is transitioning off the phones after over a decade of service. Natasha has committed her time and incredible spirit to Backline in varying capacities since 2004 and has seen Backline evolve from a small group of … [Read more...] about Rising Radvocate: Natasha
It's time for another Rising Radvocate spotlight of one of our dedicated volunteers transitioning from Backline onto a new step in her journey. Sasha Brown has been with Backline for over five years and while three of them were spent on our Talkline providing callers with support around pregnancy, … [Read more...] about Rising Radvocate: Sasha Brown
Last month we welcomed a fresh crop of Talkline advocates to Backline and they're already underway providing unbiased, all-options support to our callers in the U.S. and Canada. As we gained these new volunteers, we also said goodbye to veteran advocates whose journeys are taking them off the phones … [Read more...] about Rising Radvocate: Risa Cromer