Teen/Youth Help Line
Are you a youth needing someone to talk to? The Teen/Youth Help Line is a 24/7; free, completely confidential and totally anonymous phone line that you can call to talk about anything. As an example, youth call to talk about peer pressure, trouble at home, drug abuse, stress, bullying, depression, suicidal thoughts, problems in relationships and others. Are you having a bad day? We are here to listen.
We strive to have our Teen/Youth Help Line staffed by our youth volunteers between the hours of 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Monday through Friday. We also have well trained adults answering the lines who are also here to listen. “No Crisis is too Small to Make a Call!”
WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE A YOUTH HELP LINE VOLUNTEER?
If you are interested in becoming a youth volunteer (you must be at least 15 years old and have your parent’s permission), please contact Marissa Stobel, Community Outreach Specialist or 360-586-2888, Extension 114. Check with your school to find out if you can receive course credit for taking our training. (SPCC Running Start Students may qualify for CALE credit)
Also, “The Crisis Clinic Phone Line Volunteer” looks great on your college applications!
WHAT DOES TRAINING LOOK LIKE?
Training subjects: (60+ hours of training) Crisis Intervention, Understanding Crisis, Mental Health, Chemical Dependency, Interpersonal Violence, Suicide, Mandated Reporting and HIPPA, Anti-Oppression, Levels of Listening, Rescue Triangle, Values, Empowered Problem Solving, Resource Ring and Self-Care.
You will be trained to use the 2-1-1 Database to provide resources and referrals to the callers. You will receive phone room instructions and protocol. An adult will be present for your 4 hour shift.
Click on the tab for Volunteering Opportunities to receive more information or call the Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator at 360-586-2888 Ext 114.