WESTFIELD—CONTACT We Care, the 24-hour caring and crisis hotline based in Westfield and serving the entire state of New Jersey, was awarded the 2010 Unity Award for Achievement by the Union County Human Relations Commission. The award was presented at the 9th Annual UCHRC Achievement Award reception held April 26th at Liberty Hall Center in Union.
Each year the Union County Human Relations Commission honors organizations and individuals who foster human rights and relations among the people of Union County, and who promote and advance the understanding, acceptance and appreciation of cultural diversity.
CONTACT We Care, voted “Best Statewide Volunteer Organization” by the New Jersey Governor’s Office of Volunteerism in 2008, trains and supervises volunteers to offer the gift of listening to callers who are lonely, depressed, stressed or suicidal. The hotline handles more than 10,000 calls each year.
Founded in 1975, CONTACT We Care will celebrate its 35th anniversary with a gala fundraiser on Nov. 11. Honorees include music icon Judy Collins, Nobel Laureate John Nash and wife Alicia Nash, James Lape of Trinitas Regional Medical Center and Sylvia Axelrod of NAMI NJ.
For more information about CONTACT We Care, call 1-908-301-1899 or visit the website www.contactwecare.org.
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