Caring Contact In the News

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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
July 11, 2019

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

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

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 […]