Crisis Intervention of Houston (Day 12 of 365)

by Christine · 0 comments

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The Crisis Intervention of Houston’s (often referred to as the Crisis Hotline) goal is to serve persons in crisis and overcome the barriers to help due to fear, isolation, abuse, physical disability, health, language, age, income, location, problem type or timing of the crisis.

In 1970, Crisis Hotline was born with one phone line and a one-page list of referral agencies, a small group of volunteers were determined to provide 24-hour telephone crisis counseling and information. Both caller and volunteers were anonymous, one human being to another in a moment of need. They can be reached at 713-HOTLINE, any time.

Crisis Intervention of Houston continues to meet our mission to serve people in crisis by providing 24-hour telephone and web-based counseling, suicide prevention and intervention education, links to community resources, and community education.

This is an absolutely amazing resource for our community. I think that everyone has had crisis impact their life at one time or another, from teen suicide, violence, domestic abuse, alcoholism, depression and drug abuse. Knowing that this group is there to help is a comforting thing.

As the mother of a teenager, I especially think their Teen Link Houston hotline is something that is critical to our community. It is a 24-hour crisis hotline for teens to talk about their problems with other teens who are trained to help. No matter what the problem may be—big or small—they are available to help. TeenLine can be reached any time at 713-529-TEEN.

CIH received their SLGT Photo Project day as a gift, but felt that a photo shoot was not the best fit for them. This group is so important to me, I wanted to think of something that WE could do to help THEM out. The above image is one of my most popular prints of all times – it is an image that speaks to so many people when they are at a crossroads in their life. I’ve decided to do something a bit different for today’s feature – you have a chance to get one of these prints for a reduced rate *AND* a donation of $30 for every print sold will be made to the Crisis Intervention of Houston!

Let’s raise some money for a GREAT cause! (Sorry for the giant Buy Now! button below – I have to use PayPal’s code, and for some reason my blog is warping it – but you get the hint, right?) Prints will ship once a week on Mondays, starting on June 7, 2010.

If you’re interested in learning more about what the Crisis Intervention of Houston group does, be sure to check out their website at CrisisHotline.org. If you would like to donate to them directly, you can do so here, in addition to learning more about their volunteer opportunities.

I’ll be updating this post daily with totals so you can see how much we raised for them. Please help spread the word!

Remember, for each print sold, $30 will be donated to the Crisis Intervention of Houston!


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Side note: the future posts for the next few weeks might jump around a bit as we have some of our early shoots still pending based on future events. Every shoot will be blogged though, so be sure to check back!

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