I impatiently wait as my computer logs onto our server, mentally preparing for the emails that need a response. I already know what they are – my cell phone was kind enough to deliver them to me earlier. I sip on coffee and enjoy the temporary calm and quiet of the office. The only sound I hear is the muffled whir of several small sound machines located outside of our Helpline rooms just down the hallway – evidence that some staff have been here all night long, behind closed doors, answering crisis phone calls. Prior to working at ACTS I had no idea there even was a crisis helpline in the county. I didn’t know that, for over thirty-five years, there have been staff and volunteers on a constant rotation talking to people in our community dealing with all sorts of crisis – many contemplating (or about to go through with)...
ACTS is closely monitoring the rapidly changing situation of COVID-19 as it affects our community. As an important source of services for those in crisis, we have every intention of continuing our mission especially in times of uncertainty. We are doing our best to minimize risk to our staff and clients and have made some decisions that affect how we provide services in order to ensure your safety.
Important Changes to Our Hours
Food Assistance: COVID - 19 operating hours of Monday - Friday, 9 - 11:30am / 12:30 to 3pm