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Review for All-Options (formerly Backline), Oakland, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I recently stepped away from volunteering for Backline for over three years. The skills that I learned there have been invaluable in my professional life as a healthcare provider, and also in my personal life. I felt extremely well-supported in my development as a peer-counselor/talkline advocate, and I also enjoyed the open, nurturing, compassionate, dynamic community associated with Backline at all levels of staff/volunteer. I work in perinatal care and women's health and I continue to refer patients to Backline who may benefit from a warm, open, non-judgmental heart/mind/ear because I think this program fills a void for patient-driven open-ended conversations that is sadly absent from most harried/overbooked medical offices.

Role:  Volunteer