Caring listeners needed at Headquarters Counseling Center
- on January 15, 2013
"Thank you - I probably wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for you." ~ caller on 12.5.12
Headquarters Counseling Center is looking for empathetic, caring, and nonjudgmental volunteers to answer our counseling and suicide prevention hotline calls. We will soon be starting the interview and screening process for our Spring training program, which this year includes ASIST training - a national evidence-based suicide prevention training program.
The first step in our training process is attending an Info Meeting and here are the choices:
- Wednesday January 23rd 6-7:15pm at Fire Station #5, 19th/Iowa St (1911 Stewart Ave)
- Monday January 28th 6-7:15pm at First United Methodist Church, 946 Vermont St
Our volunteer counselors will tell you that this is an amazing experience - with great learning about communication skills, about life challenges, and about helping people through hard times. Plus doing this with a set of wonderful people also means making some new friends. And this kind of volunteer experience is great professionally and personally.
Headquarters Counseling Center in downtown Lawrence supports adults and children in need of emotional support or in crisis, through “life support” counseling, children’s safety education, on-site crisis response after emergencies and traumas, and suicide bereavement support. Founded in 1969, Headquarters is one of the oldest continuously operating crisis centers in the country. Headquarters is the top provider of suicide prevention services in Kansas. Services are free and available all day, every day; all night, every night. Headquarters Counseling Center, just a phone call away at 785.841.2345.