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 CrisisLink Featured in Washington City Paper Cover Story
 Article highlights Hotline Listeners.

CrisisLink Hotline volunteers were featured in the cover story of the Washington City Paper's Jan. 4 edition. The article, by Ellen Ryan, follows Hotline volunteers over several days and depicts what it's like to serve on the Hotlines.

Read the article online... 

 Volunteers Raise Nearly $2,000 Wrapping Presents
 Funds will support CrisisLink's programs for the region.

For four days last month, CrisisLink volunteers wrapped presents for charity at L.L. Bean's Tysons Corner location, raising close to $2,000 to support CrisisLink's programs.

Special thanks are owed to L.L. Bean for providing the wrapping materials and for their $500 contribution to CrisisLink, as well as to CrisisLink Board Member Suzanne Wheeler Klein for organizing the project and to the many volunteers who wrapped gifts and helped make the project a success.

Thank you!


 Winter Hotline Training Class Starts Soon
 Save lives and prevent tragedies through volunteer service.

The next training class for volunteer Hotline Listeners begins Feb. 2! Sign up now!

Attend one of our upcoming information sessions in Arlington to learn more about the opportunity.

Monday, January 14

Wednesday, January 23

Call Lindsay Paulette-Chapman at 703-527-6016 for details or to RSVP.

Read more about volunteering... 

 Are you on Facebook?
 Join CrisisLink's Facebook Cause.

CrisisLink is now featured as a cause on the popular social networking web site Facebook.com. Through their Causes application, Facebook allows users to support various charities, to invite friends to join, and to raise money for causes. Current Facebook members can join CrisisLink's cause by going to http://apps.facebook.com/causes/view_cause/25327.

If you're not a member of Facebook, you will first need to sign up for a Facebook account at http://www.facebook.com before joining the cause.

Join CrisisLink's Facebook Cause.... 

 NBC4 Health and Fitness Expo Coming to D.C.
 Expo to be held at Washington Convention Center Jan. 12-13

NBC4's 15th Health and Fitness Expo is coming to the Washington Convention Center this weekend. In addition to a variety of free health screenings, this year's expo will feature a snowboard simulator, dancing with Dance Dance Revolution, belly and square dancing, and healthy cooking. CrisisLink will host an information booth to share information on our programs and services, so be sure to stop by and say hello! For more information, including a schedule of events, list of exhibitors, expo giveaways, and more, visit http://www.nbc4.com/healthandfitnessexpo/index.html.

Read more... 

 Save the Dates: Exciting Events Coming Soon

Jan. 12-13 - NBC4 Health and Fitness Expo - more info

March 8 - Spring Fashion Show Benefiting CrisisLink - more info

April 12 - LinkUp & Listen, CrisisLink's 4th Annual Gala Event - more info


 Arlington Public Health Division Seeks Your Opinion
 Arlington residents encouraged to share ideas on how to make community healthier.

Wanted: Your Opinion! Arlington County is joining with local businesses, community groups, and government agencies to conduct a survey to identify where people who live, work, and play in Arlington believe the local public health system should focus its efforts over the next 10 years. The survey is part of a process called MAPP (Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships). Measuring perceptions of the quality of life and health in Arlington will provide valuable information in the planning process.

Visit http://www.arlingtonva.us/mapp for a copy of the survey and details.

CrisisLink Executive Director Carol Loftur-Thun and Jamie Carter, CrisisLink's Northern Virginia 2-1-1 Call Center Director, are members of the MAPP Steering Committee and the Action Cycle Sub-Committee.

For more information... 

 Buy a Cookbook to Help Save a Life
 CrisisLink cookbooks now available online.

Comfort Food from CrisisLink, a cookbook featuring recipes from CrisisLink volunteers and staff is now available for sale on our web site. Comfort Food from CrisisLink is a culinary expression of our mission, and all proceeds from the sales of this cookbook go to support our efforts to save lives and prevent everyday. The cookbook features eclectic food that will satisfy anyone's appetite, along with suggestions and hints for the chef.

Cookbooks are available for purchase online for $15 each and are available now.

Buy your cookbook now... 

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