Are you willing to answer the call for help?
You can make a difference for yourself and your community by becoming a Fox Valley Crisis Line volunteer.
According to the Association for Individual Development here in Kane County, residents are experiencing pain and suffering every day, leading to alarming rates of anxiety, loneliness, suicidal ideation, depression, and substance abuse that warrant the greater need for Crisis Line support.
Volunteers are desperately needed and greatly appreciated.
A free, 10-week Crisis Line training begins on Thursday, March 7. Classes will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Association for Individual Development’s Behavioral Health site, 1230 N. Highland Ave., in Aurora.
The 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.
You can 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 AIDcares.org and click on “Volunteer” under the “Support” tab.
Registration ends Friday, Feb. 22.
The Association for Individual Development is a not-for-profit agency that empowers people with physical, developmental, intellectual and mental health challenges to enjoy lives of dignity and purpose.