Healthy Minds Alliance is recruiting AmeriCorps members to serve in-person at the First Choice Services crisis call center in Charleston, WV to support the needs of call, text and chat lines. We need your help to share the attached position description.
In 2020, Congress designated the new 988 dialing code to operate through the existing National Suicide Prevention Lifeline’s (1-800-273-8255) network of over 200 locally operated and funded crisis centers across the country. On July 16, 2022, the U.S. transitioned to using the 988-dialing code, and it is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to strengthen and expand the existing Lifeline.
Lifeline crisis counselors are an essential element of our crisis care system to save lives. That's why, in anticipation of the expected increase in volume of 988, it’s crucial that we shore up the infrastructure of the Lifeline and support the local crisis centers.
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