The Crisis Line of the Fox Valley, a program of the Association for Individual Development, is experiencing high call volumes.
In response to this need, the organization is actively searching for potential candidates to handle calls.
A free, nine-week Crisis Line Training is being offered, beginning Thursday, March 5, from 6 to 9 p.m. at 1230 N. Highland Ave., Aurora. Students will be trained to handle a broad spectrum of calls, ranging from persons that are isolated and lonely to emergencies requiring crisis intervention.
Topics covered during this training include, communication skills, crisis intervention, suicide, mental illness, domestic violence, sexual assault, mandated reporting and community resources.
For questions or to register, call Cheryl at (630) 966-4304.
This past weekend, the Association for Individual Development held two preliminary Chili for Charity Cook-Off contests.
The entries ran the gamut from the exotic (Kahlua Chili), to the hearty, to chili so hot, tasters kept a watchful eye on the fire extinguisher locations.
Twenty-five hopefuls entered the contests held at Mott’s Lounge (Burlington) and Mary’s Corner Tap (South Elgin). Three semi-finalists from each location will advance to the Telethon Finals, which will be broadcast live on cable TV from Waubonsee Community College in Sugar Grove on Feb. 28. The first-place winner of the Telethon face-off will receive a $500 cash prize.
There’s still time to get in on the fun. The final preliminary contest will be held on Sunday, Feb. 15, at Maple Park Pub. There is a $10 nonrefundable entry fee. For further information, contact Wendy Bialek at (847) 931-2294.