Bellmore, NY - June 21st, 2013 - Long Island Crisis Center (LICC), the 24 hour-a-day, 7 day-a-week suicide prevention and crisis intervention hotline, is calling for volunteers to learn and implement crisis intervention through texting!
While texting is often looked at as a recreational way to communicate, the Crisis Center recognizes its importance in facilitating in-the-moment support and help to those in need and in critical situations. If you are skilled in texting, then your skills are important and wanted!
The first step is to become a Counselor Assistant. This free orientation training program takes place over 3 three-hour sessions at the Crisis Center’s office in Bellmore. July’s training will be held on 3 successive Tuesday evenings from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on July 9th, 16th and 23rd. August’s training will be held on 3 successive Wednesday evenings from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on August 7th, 14th and 21st.
For more information, check out LICC’s website, www.longislandcrisiscenter.org and click on “Volunteer;” then call Dana Mastrangelo at 516-826-0244 for more information on how you can use your texting skills to save lives.