All of our Talkline advocates complete and pass a rigorous 40-hour training in order to be peer-counselors on the Talkline, but the learning doesn't stop there! Continued conversations and support are vital and important for our advocates, as they provide open-hearted space and judgment-free support … [Read more...] about Words Of Wisdom From Our Talkline Mentors
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!
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!
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
Some of you may recognize Matt as one of the folks featured in our #AllOptionsPapas Father's Day campaign from earlier this month and now, he's the focus of our Talkline Advocate Spotlight! Matt's a part of our Hoosier team of advocates and has been fiercely dedicated to providing incredible support … [Read more...] about Talkline Advocate Spotlight: Matt S!