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
We're welcoming in September here at All-Options and along with saying goodbye to our good friend, Summer, we're also bidding farewell to our longtime All-Options Talkline Radvocate, Gina. For the past four years, Gina has answered countless calls from people in need of compassionate, open-hearted … [Read more...] about Rising Radvocate: Gina
After a year and a half of providing compassionate, judgment-free support to our Talkline callers, All-Options recently said goodbye to one of our Indiana-based Talkline Radvocates, Megan Simmons. Trading the beauty of Bloomington for the bustle of Philadelphia, Megan recently began a new position … [Read more...] about Rising Radvocate: Megan S.
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