Every winter, we hold day-long retreats for our advocate cohorts in Portland and Bloomington. Usually, these winter retreats focus on skill-building and knowledge refreshers, but this year, it felt like we needed some intentional time together as a community to process what the past couple of months … [Read more...] about Update from the Portland Advocates’ Winter Retreat
Since November, Backline has received an incredible outpouring of support from our community. Each donation, note of thanks, and referral to our Talkline and All-Options Pregnancy Resource Center has served as an important reminder that we're a mighty, and constantly expanding, crew of people who … [Read more...] about Cute as a button: a fundraiser for Backline!
Hope just celebrated her first anniversary as an office volunteer at All-Options Pregnancy Resource Center, where she helps cover the front desk, coordinates visits with clients, and keeps the office running smoothly. In this first Advocate Spotlight of 2017, we sit down with Hope to learn a bit … [Read more...] about Advocate Spotlight: Hope L!
It's our last Advocate Spotlight of 2016 and for this one, we're celebrating Deborah Meader's three years volunteering at All-Options! Deborah has provided incredible and reliable support to the whole All-Options team in the office and beyond. We're so happy to have an opportunity to recognize all … [Read more...] about Advocate Spotlight: Deborah M.
Our fearless leader and Executive Director, Parker, is celebrating three years at the helm of Backline - though her work building the Talkline and growing the organization started several years prior. We are so fortunate to have Parker leading Backline's important mission and expanding our vision of … [Read more...] about Happy Workiversary, Parker!
Today, we're celebrating our Talkline Manager, Rachel's, 2nd workiversary with Backline! Rachel started as a Talkline volunteer at our All-Options Pregnancy Resource Center in 2014 before coming onboard to help build and manage programs at the Center, including the Hoosier Abortion Fund. Her passion … [Read more...] about Happy Workiversary, Rachel!
A reflection on Tuesday's Presidential Election results from Backline's Executive Director, Parker Dockray: Like many of you, today, I am still navigating waves of despair, anger, and fear in an ocean of uncertainty. Tuesday's election outcome confirms a truth too many have tried to ignore: that … [Read more...] about Our vow to you, our clients & supporters.
We're celebrating 12 years of the Talkline this week and the incredible way our advocates hold space and offering unconditional support to all of our callers. What better way to do that than to include an Advocate Spotlight of one of our current Talkline volunteers? Camille has been on the line for … [Read more...] about Advocate Spotlight: Camille
On Tuesday, we kicked off a week-long celebration of Backline’s Talkline and its 12-year anniversary of providing open-hearted, judgment-free support to callers at any stage of their pregnancy or parenting journeys. Whether you’re new to learning about the Talkline or have been following us since … [Read more...] about The Top 5 Reasons Our Talkline Rocks
We recently said goodbye to one of our Bloomington Talkline Advocates, Angelique Saavedra, who just started her first year of graduate school at Yale School of Nursing to become a nurse practitioner and midwife - how amazing is that?! Angelique volunteered with the Talkline for just over year … [Read more...] about Rising Radvocate: Angelique Saavedra