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.
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!
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!
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.!