Different type of volunteer opportunity

To the editor:

Everyone who lives and breathes faces a crisis at one point or another. Sometimes, the burden is too great to bear alone. New Horizons Crisis Center is here to help victims/survivors of crime in any way we possibly can. Crisis is personally defined; no problem is too great or too small for us to take your call. We will listen, judgement free. We can help find the resources and individual needs to move forward. Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, we are here for anyone and everyone.

When someone is a victim/survivor of crime and they are not sure where to turn, New Horizons Crisis Center’s 24-hour crisis line is an available resource. The crisis line is a vital link to agency services as well as community resources and referrals. Staffed by volunteers, the crisis line is answered when the agency offices are closed.

New Horizons Crisis Center’s crisis line volunteers come from all walks of life — college students and community members alike. Volunteers come from the NHCC service area of Lincoln, Lyon, Murray and Redwood counties. We have recently updated our training to be flexible with computer-based components. This is a less intensive training schedule as much of the training can be done on your own time and at your own pace.

If you are interested in learning more about the types of calls our crisis line receives or to sign up to join our volunteer team, contact our staff to request more information. Call 507-532-5764 or email nhcc-smsu@iw.net .

Thank you,

Kendra Wies

New Horizons Crisis Center’s

Volunteer Program Coordinator