Caring Contact In the News

July 10, 2022

The Summit Foundation donates $14,000 to Crisis Listening Line Caring Contact

“On July 16 the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline will change its 10-digit phone number to “988”, making it easier for those in emotional distress to get the help they need. With this change will come an increase in calls to Caring Contact”, said Mary Claire Givelber, Executive Director of Caring Contact. “The Summit Foundation’s generosity will ensure that Caring Contact has more trained listeners available to answer these calls.”
July 9, 2022

NJ residents in mental health crisis can get help by dialing 988 starting July 16

Our executive director, Mary Claire Givelber, joins the discussion with around the changes to the crisis line as 988 rolls out in July. 
May 23, 2022

Crisis Lines and Helplines

Mary Givelber of Caring Contact joined the discussion around crisis lines and helplines in a recent ABC News feature.
January 21, 2022

Caring Contact Receives $15,000 Major Grant from The Northfield Bank Foundation

Caring Contact on Friday announced it has been awarded a major grant in the amount of $15,000 from The Northfield Bank Foundation to support building hotline capacity for the launch of “988” in 2022.
June 14, 2021

Caring Contact welcomes new Director of Community Engagement

Caring Contact welcomes a new Director of Community Engagement.
June 14, 2021

Caring Contact welcomes a new Executive Director

Mary Claire Givelber has accepted the position as Executive Director of Caring Contact, a listening community in Westfield, NJ.
March 24, 2021

A touching video tribute from our community in appreciation for our committed Volunteer Listeners!

January 19, 2021

Caring Contact’s Mission is More Important Than Ever

“Our mission is more important than ever,” writes Janet Sarkos, the Executive Director of Caring Contact in an open letter of support to the community: To […]
November 27, 2020

Westfield Area Youth Volunteer Experience (WAYVE) Teen Foundation Awards Grant to Caring Contact

On November 27, 2020, the Westfield Area Youth Volunteer Experience (WAYVE) announced $6500 in grant awards to seven Union County organizations, including Caring Contact.  Read the […]