Telecare Crisis and Caring Line introduces new options

Texting and instant messaging have been added to the Abbotsford-based organization

Telecare Crisis and Caring Line has now added texting and instant messaging to its service.

The service will start on the first day of school Tuesday, Sept. 8 and run daily from 3 to 9 p.m.

Telecare executive director Debbie Cazander said the additions were made because the organization found that young people have not been using the phone line as often as older people.

“We are aware that most younger people prefer to use their phone to text and not to actually speak to someone,” she said.

Telecare is a Christian-based non-profit organization in which anonymous and non-judgmental trained volunteers provide a listening ear to those in personal crisis or distress.

The phone line can be reached at 604-852-9099 (Abbotsford/Mission) or 1-888-852-9099 toll-free throughout B.C.

Texts can be made to 604-210-2299, and a chat line is available on the Telecare website at telecarebc.com.

The organization is also looking for more volunteers. Full details are available on the website.

 

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