Dane County Timebank Community Helpline
The Dane County Timebank Community Helpline is relaunching on November 9th.
This is not a crisis line, therefore if you or a loved one is in immediate danger calling 911 and talking with police may be necessary.
The Dane County Timebank Community Helpline can be reached Monday through Friday, 4pm-8pm.
What is the Community Helpline?
The Community Helpline is a free and confidential resource that uses the power of restorative justice practices to offer open minded listening, practical support and referrals for Covid-19 resources. Helpline volunteers are experienced, well-trained and able to provide guidance.
What services does the Community Helpline offer?
The helpline offers continuity for youth currently involved with restorative justice, referrals to much needed COVID-19 resources like rent, mortgage, utilities relief, food, transportation and more. It also provides one-on-one conversations that allow callers to vent, destress, and reconnect. The helpline is a place to report racist abuses and violence experienced or witnessed in the community, in school or other places, and an alternative to calling 911 on Black people when that’s not needed.
Want to Volunteer?
Volunteers will need to complete the helpline orientation and the practice scenario trainings to begin volunteering. We are looking for volunteers that can make at least a 6-month commitment with the helpline. In addition, pick up 2-3 shifts a month.
If you would like to volunteer with the Helpline email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.