Helpline Volunteers provide confidential and identity-affirming emotional support and resource referrals, taking 3.5-hour shifts weekly between Fridays-Mondays, 1:00PM-7:00PM. Applicants for the Fall Training Class must be available on Saturdays 12:30-5:30PM from September 26, 2020 to Dec. 19, 2020 for the 48-hour peer counselor training. Applicants will go through two interview rounds and must be at least 18 years old before starting to take shifts. Read about the Helpline Training Curriculum.
Applications for the Fall Training Class close on August 28 and recur twice every year.
Have phone anxiety? Take some of the pressure off by scheduling a call. Simply fill out our Call Request Form , and a trained LGBTQIA-affirming peer counselor will call you at your preferred time!
SQSH stands in solidarity against systemic violence against the Black community. We train our Helpline volunteers protest-specific peer counseling skills and require a 4-hour anti-racism and anti-bias training when volunteers join SQSH.National ResourcesThe Bail ProjectArch City DefendersAction St. LouisMissouri Black Protestor Relief Fund
Our mission is to serve and strengthen the St. Louis LGBTQIA+ community—by providing an empathetic listening ear, by connecting callers safely and reliably to LGBTQIA-affirming resources, and by increasing the visibility of LGBTQIA+ concerns, needs, and resources in the St. Louis region.
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