Caring Contact In the News

June 1, 2020
Caring Contact is committed to equality

From our Executive Director: Caring Contact is Committed to Equality

As an organization, Caring Contact is committed to equality. All people are invited and encouraged to call the hotline for emotional support. We have a diverse […]
April 29, 2020
calls amid COVID-19 | Caring Contact

Caring Contact Support Line in Westfield Sees Big Uptick in Calls Amid COVID-19

“As COVID-19 became more widespread, we had a big uptick in calls to the warmline, with lots of people calling about anxiety,” said Mary Claire Givelber, […]
January 6, 2020
Caring Contact graduates its 96th class

Caring Contact Crisis Hotline Graduates Its 96th Class

Six residents from Westfield and Scotch Plains completed training in December 2019 to become volunteers on the Caring Contact crisis hotline. Click here for full article
September 30, 2019
Imagine podcast with Janet Sarkos of Caring Contact

IMAGINE Podcast with Caring Contact Executive Director, Janet Sarkos

IMAGINE's Program Director, Mandi Zukor, interviews Caring Contact Executive Director, Janet Sarkos, for Suicide Awareness Month.  Janet discusses what signs to look for and how to approach a friend or loved one that might be thinking about suicide.
September 15, 2019
A Passion for Life Sermon | Janet Sarkos | Caring Contact

Janet Sarkos Presents Hotline Awareness to the First United Methodist Church

Our executive director, Janet Sarkos, presented hotline awareness to the congregation of First United Methodist Church in Westfield, in conjunction with Rev. William M. Williams, III’s […]
July 30, 2019
Identifying Suicide Risk Factors and Taking Appropriate Action | Janet Sarkos and Danny Bader

Identifying Suicide Risk Factors and Taking Appropriate Action

Janet Sarkos and Danny Bader discuss how to identify suicide risk factors and how to take appropriate action.
July 11, 2019
18percent Q&A with Janet Sarkos

18percent Q&A with Janet Sarkos

18percent Q & A Session 18percent is a free, online peer support community for mental health. Janet Sarkos was initially appointed to the position of Interim […]
June 24, 2019
Caring Contact Offers Suicide Prevention Training to Scotch Plains-Fanwood Ministerium

Caring Contact Offers Suicide Prevention Training to Scotch Plains-Fanwood Ministerium

Members of the Scotch Plains-Fanwood Ministerium and first responders met at CEO Suites (1812 Front St.) last week for a suicide prevention training session presented by Caring […]
May 28, 2019
Union County Freeholder Board grant to Caring Contact

The 2018/2019 UC STEP Start Now Grant Winners

The Freeholder Board presented a resolution and a check to Caring Contact Executive Director Janet Sarkos acknowledging the efforts of the award-winning, volunteer-staffed caring and crisis […]
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