Caring Contact In the News

May 28, 2019

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 […]
October 12, 2018

Essex County College Offers Suicide Awareness and Intervention Training

On September 27, 2018, over 70 students and faculty attended Suicide Awareness and Intervention Training at Essex County College. The two and ½ hour training was […]
September 26, 2018

Scotch Plains Parents Share Story of Teen Depression and Suicide, Lessons and Hope at Caring Contact Gathering

Wendy and Steve Sefcik recently shared the story of their 16-year-old son’s struggle with depression and ultimate suicide at a community gathering in Scotch Plains sponsored […]
September 9, 2018

Fanwood Council Recognizes Caring Contact

On behalf of Caring Contact’s volunteers, Executive Director Janet Sarkos and Nancy Parenti accepted Fanwood’s Volunteer of the Month proclamation, including the framed print of the […]
August 7, 2018

How Volunteering Transformed Me

To give a sense of their experience, Caring Contact shares an interview with one of their volunteer listeners. Read the article.
June 25, 2018

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 […]
June 20, 2018

Westfield-Based Crisis Hotline Flooded with Calls After Two Celebrity Suicides

Calls came pouring into Caring Contact Friday after people awoke to the news of celebrity chef, author and television host Anthony Bourdain’s death by suicide, according […]
May 16, 2018

Caring Contact to Screen “Suicide: The Ripple Effect”

Local crisis hotline Caring Contact will present a special screening of “Suicide: The Ripple Effect,” the remarkable story of Kevin Hines, who at 19 attempted to […]
March 20, 2018

Caring Contact Teaches Suicide Prevention at Renaissance Church

Two suicide prevention seminars were held by crisis listening line Caring Contact at Renaissance Church, 2 Kent Place Boulevard in Summit, New Jersey on Sunday January […]