Caring Contact In the News

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 […]
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 […]
February 4, 2018

4 Bands To Play at Crossroads to Fight Teenage Suicide

Four regional bands will play at a fundraiser for crisis listening line Caring Contact on Saturday, Feb. 3, at Crossroads bar and restaurant. Details
January 27, 2018

Northfield Bank Foundation Donates $10,000 to Crisis Listening Line Caring Contact

Ray Cruz and Maria Fuentes (left) of Northfield Bank present a check for $10,000 to Janet Sarkos of crisis listening line Caring Contact for its Save […]