Greater Philadelphia is a non-profit, United Way agency that provides
free-of-charge, objective, confidential
telephone-based warm line, crisis intervention and suicide hotline
services. Recipients of Contact’s services generally reside
in the Greater Philadelphia area, including Bucks, Chester, Delaware,
Montgomery and Philadelphia counties. Contact’s intensively
trained volunteers assess suicide calls for those individuals
who may be at imminent risk of engaging in an act of lethal self-injury
and request lifesaving intervention from emergency services where
volunteers come from your own community. Every Contact listener is
skilled in active listening and emotional crisis intervention. In
addition, these caring community members are taught to utilize a comprehensive
computer-based infrastructure, which targets local referrals for needs-based
services. These services include areas such as housing, utilities,
and medical services. Contact also operates a telephone Reassurance
Program, which pairs volunteers with isolated or home-bound seniors
and disabled individuals. The purpose of this free service is to provide
daily safety checks and social interaction.
Greater Philadelphia has been serving Bucks, Chester, Delaware,
Montgomery and Philadelphia counties for over 37 years. Contact
fields tens of thousands of crisis calls on an annual basis. For
Contact Greater Philadelphia is their primary source of assistance
and support. Contact volunteers help callers to deal with a wide
spectrum of crisis situations and emotional challenges, including
suicidal thoughts, depression, grief, alcohol or drug dependence,
job loss and an enormous range of domestic and relationship issues.
All services are provided free-of-charge.
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