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 you ever thought about calling SQSH, but hesitated because it’s hard to pick up the phone? We understand how intimidating it can be to access a service, especially for those of us with phone anxiety. To increase the accessibility of our service, SQSH is launching a CALL REQUEST SYSTEM! Now, you can request a scheduled call from one of our trained LGBTQIA-affirming peer counselors by simply filling out our Call Request Form. We will still take all incoming calls, so if you wish to speak with a SQSH volunteer right away, call 314-380-7774 (toll-free: 844-784-7774) between Friday-Monday, 1PM-7PM.Call Request Form
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SQSH stands in solidarity against systemic violence against the Black community. We need to support efforts to defund the police, make communities safer, and protect protesters.National ResourcesThe Bail ProjectArch City DefendersAction St. LouisMissouri Black Protestor Relief Fund
SQSH is working towards racial equity and justice. Here are our Anti-Racist Action Items:
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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