The Warmline is designed and provided by persons who have lived through these experiences and are able to support their peers who are struggling with a variety of challenges.
CHI PUSH Parent Mentors are grounded in the principles of personal responsibility including:
- Respecting others' thoughts and beliefs as valid and important
- Growth beyond stigma
- Shame and limits placed upon those living with barriers
Our confidential and non-judgmental peer support starts with the premise that people have learned to make meaning of their experiences and relationships out of everything they have gained in their lives. We know that this has led many people to feel underserving and distrusting.
We believe that crisis is an opportunity to learn. In a mutual and respectful conversation, peers discover together how they have developed their beliefs about themselves and the world in which they live.
Together, help and crisis are redefined and have new meaning. Each person has the opportunity to challenge themselves to learn how they might change their narrative.
We believe that by developing improved relationships, people feel valued, become empowered, and move toward a better quality of life.
Who Should Call
Anyone needing support may call our Warmline to speak to a trained peer. We do not give advice or attempt to 'get' any one to do anything. If you are having struggles navigating through the following:
- Juvenile Justice System
- DHS System
- Education System
- Mental Health
- Grief & Loss
We are here to listen and validate the caller's feelings and experience. Together we have a conversation in which we both become more self-aware while learning and growing together.