GBHWC Seeking Volunteers for Annual Holiday Crisis Hotline

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Guam – The Guam Behavioral Health and Wellness Center (GBHWC) is currently recruiting volunteers to assist in manning the December 2013 – January 2014 Holiday Crisis Hotline.   

Individuals, groups or organizations may volunteer their time and resources in support during this holiday season, by contacting GBHWC’s Prevention and Training Branch (PEACE office) at 477-8861 or 477-9079 thru 9083.  An initial screening of volunteers will be conducted.  Volunteers who meet the selection criteria will be required to attend training on December 14, 2013.

The Holiday Crisis Hotline is a public service and collaborative effort led by GBHWC with other government and private agencies, and community volunteers. Its goal is to provide safety and assistance through verbal interventions to callers who find it extremely difficult to get through the holidays.  Hotline volunteers will be trained to provide immediate crisis intervention and to make referrals to other available services that may be needed such as emotional support and safe transportation to avoid driving while under the influence.   

HOLIDAY CRISIS HOTLINE – Volunteer Training

Who:                     Open to adults 18 years and older
Interested volunteers must first contact the PEACE office at 477-8861 or 477-9079 thru 9083 for initial screening

When: 
                 Saturday, 14 December 2013
(Time to be confirmed upon initial phone screening)

Where:                GBHWC Prevention and Training branch (PEACE) office
Bldg. F, Ste. 203
J&G Commercial Center, Hagatna

For more information, contact Peter Cruz at the GBHWC Prevention and Training Branch (PEACE office) at 477-9079 thru 9083.