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
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.
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
Our Talkline is the heart of our work at Backline and our radvocates keep it pumping with their commitment to providing comprehensive care to callers who are seeking support on pregnancy, parenting, abortion, and adoption. Over the past several months, we've held two transformative retreats for our … [Read more...] about Radvocate trainings & retreats from Bloomington to PDX!
It's time to meet another one of the amazing volunteer Radvocates who hold space and offer unconditional support on our national toll-free Talkline. This month we introduce K.C., who joined Backline in 2013 as part of the inaugural Bloomington Talkline Advocate team! How/when/why did you first get … [Read more...] about Talkline Advocate Spotlight: K.C.!
The following is an excerpt of a wonderful post from Girl in Solstice, blog of Indiana-based Backline Advocate, Rachel Ronquillo Gray. What is Backline? I’m glad you ask. Backline is a non-profit organization that promotes non-judgmental, unbiased and unconditional support for people in all their … [Read more...] about Why I love Backline, and why you should too
It's time to meet another one of the amazing volunteer Radvocates who hold space and offer unconditional support on our national toll-free Talkline. This month we introduce Natasha, who has been involved with Backline from our earliest days in Portland, OR! How/when/why did you first get involved … [Read more...] about Talkline Advocate profile: Natasha
by Gina Gordon, Bloomington Talkline Radvocate I didn’t know exactly what to expect when K.C. and I began our journey down to Oklahoma for Take Root 2014. I think that some part of me expected that it would function a bit like a support group. I envisioned small groups of feminists huddled … [Read more...] about Take Root, Take 2: Red State Reflections
by K.C. Vick, Talkline Radvocate with the Bloomington Team Non-judgmental, full-spectrum pregnancy support is a rare and beautiful thing. Sometimes I forget that what we do at Backline is unusual. I've gotten so used to our small contingent of Midwestern radvocates, the support we give one … [Read more...] about Reflections on Take Root & Red State Activism