Telecare Crisis & Caring Line of Abbotsford regularly hosts Listen Up! A Supportive Listening Workshop (one day). Participants learn how to lis [ read more ]
Telecare Crisis & Caring Line is a non-denominational Christian ministry which offers emotional support through listening, crisis intervention and referrals for anyone who calls during times of crisis or when needing to have someone to talk to. Trained volunteers actively listen to the callers; helping them to explore possible options that may lessen their distress. Being a Christian ministry the volunteers seek to demonstrate the compassion of Jesus Christ by caringly responding to each person who reaches out for support. Talking about the problem won’t make it disappear, but it can make the burden lighter and can be the first step towards healing.
Calls are kept in strict confidence unless the caller has shared that they intend to harm themselves, others, or if issues of child abuse are indicated. People call with a variety of issues – relationship problems, loneliness, feeling down and/ or anxious, having panic attacks, being suicidal, experiencing grief and loss, dealing with a mental illness or addiction to name a few of the issues.
For more information, please go to http://www.telecarebc.com
As a Telecare Crisis & Caring volunteer you have the opportunity to share the love and compassion you feel for others, especially, for those who are s [ read more ]
Telecare Crisis & Caring Line offers a worthwhile practicum or volunteer experience for those who would like to gain practical insight in responding t [ read more ]
Telecare Crisis & Caring Line relies on the financial support of donors to continue to answer the calls that come in. Your gifts are important to us. [ read more ]
Carrying a burden? Talking to someone who is a good listener can help lighten the load. Sometimes life can be overwhelming, confusing and painful. Ta [ read more ]
Although most of our calls come from people who live in the lower mainland of BC, we also receive calls from many other places as well. Crisis and str [ read more ]