AID's Fox Valley Crisis Line seeks volunteers
Are you willing to answer the call for help? Make a difference for yourself and your community by becoming a Fox Valley Crisis Line volunteer.
Americans are experiencing pain and suffering every day, leading to alarming rates of anxiety, loneliness, suicidal ideation, depression, and substance abuse, that warrants the greater need for Crisis Line support.
A free, 10-week Crisis Line training begins Thursday, Sept. 12.
Classes will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Association for Individual Development's Behavioral Health site, 1230 N. Highland Ave., Aurora.
This class prepares individuals to volunteer on the crisis line and focuses on issues pertinent to crisis calls, such as: crisis intervention, mental illness, suicide, domestic violence and sexual assault, alcohol/drug abuse and community resources.
Apply to become a crisis line volunteer by contacting Crisis Line Director Cheryl Brown at (630) 966-4304; volunteer coordinator Maureen Spradlin at (630) 966-4020 or visit www.AIDcares.org/volunteer.
Registration ends Friday, Aug. 30.
The Association for Individual Development is a nonprofit agency that empowers people with physical, developmental, intellectual and mental health challenges to enjoy lives of dignity and purpose.