Suicide prevention launches text messaging helpline
The National Alliance on Mental Illness has launched a nationwide SMS/text message support option. Young people experiencing a crisis may prefer texting. 62640 connects to the NAMI Helpline and is available to all. Text “HELPLINE” TO 62640 for mental health support between 9 a.m.–9 p.m. (CST) Monday-Friday. This free, peer-support service provides information, resource referrals and support to people living with a mental-health condition, their family members and caregivers, mental-health providers and the public.
Help with parent pickup
Are you looking for a way to stay active, give back to your community, and support youth? Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Minnesota is your answer! They are looking for volunteers to help with parent pick-up, 2-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday at most locations. Perhaps you would prefer more program interaction. No problem! They would love to have you assist with homework help or reading with youth. Contact Christine Kustelski, director of club operations, at CKustelski@BGCMN.org or 320-257-5221.
Catholic Charities seeks
Meals on Wheels drivers
Volunteers deliver meals to home-bound seniors in the St Cloud area. Meals are picked up at Whitney Senior Center; you will deliver meals to on average of five-seven seniors. Volunteer assistance is needed Mondays from 10 a.m.-11:30 p.m. Visit ccstcloud.org/volunteer to learn more about the program and complete an application.
Emotional support kits
sought for students
Help Kids Succeed in School. United Way is collecting additional items to support our kids this year! Collect stress balls, coloring books, colored pencils, journals, Play-Doh and Silly Putty to help our students. contact Mary Krippner, director of Volunteer Engagement at 320-223-7991 or email@example.com.