Caring Contact In the News

September 23, 2020

Janet Sarkos Speaks With “Michelle’s Conversations that Matter”

September is suicide prevention awareness month! Our Executive Director, Janet Sarkos, spoke with “Michelle’s Conversations that Matter” about volunteering, adjusting to Covid-19, signs and symptoms to […]
June 21, 2020

The Summit Foundation donates $15,000 to Crisis Listening Line Caring Contact

“Julie Keenan, President of the Board of Trustees of the Summit Foundation, presented a $15,000 grant to Caring Contact on June 11. For nearly 50 years, […]
June 4, 2020

Impact 100 Garden State Announces 2020 Grant Finalists

Impact 100 Garden State is pleased to announce its 2020 Grant Finalists. Caring Contact is thrilled to have been named one of the seven finalists. Click […]
June 4, 2020

How to Find Affordable Mental Teletherapy Now

Our own Executive Director, Janet Sarkos, spoke with Consumer Reports about the dramatic spike in calls since the start of the pandemic. Prompted by the coronavirus […]
June 1, 2020

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

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 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 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

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 […]