Fri, Aug 3, 2018 Fall Schedule is Ready and Job Openings!

Dear Crisis Liners,

I hope everyone has had a great week! I want to give a shout out to our two awesome summer Crisis Line interns, Kirsten and Sierra! Thank you both for helping to make my transition into this program as smooth as possilbe. I appreciate your patience and kindness as I learn my new role in the CI program. We couldn’t do the work we do without you!!

You all will be getting a lot of cat memes and pictures while I’m here!

Crisis Line Schedules

We can always use all the help we can get. If you haven’t signed up for a crisis line shift, it would be so appreciated!

August Interim 2018 CL Schedule – July 30th through August 19th

Fall 2018 Crisis Line Schedule– August 20th through December 16th

Part Time Crisis Intervention Specialist at The RISE!

Crisis Intervention Specialists are primarily responsible for maintaining the security and safety of the building during evening, overnight and weekend hours.  CI staff members provide a staff presence to the residents of The Rise! and the community at large when the day staff is absent.  Staff is to perform these duties in a courteous and professional manner demonstrating appropriate boundaries with residents, their children, their guests, and the public.  CI staff are required to maintain the strict standards of confidentiality with all families served by Middle Way House as practiced by all staff and volunteers at Middle Way House and The Rise. CI staff reports to Vicky Pollitt.

This position is for a total of 14 hours a week.  The shifts are Mondays 7p-2a and Saturdays 7p-2a.  A more detailed jobdescription is attached.  Anyone interested in applying should send a cover letter and resume to

MWH Childcare Assistant Job Opening!

Rise and Shine Childcare at Middle Way House is looking to hire a Childcare Assistant. Childcare assistants help with providing high-quality care for children ages 8 weeks to 5 years and assist with maintaining a safe, clean, facility.

Interested candidates must be available year-round (including school breaks). Must be available to work at least 15 hours a week. Must be able to pass a national background check as well as a drug test. Additional training and requirements to be completed after hiring. Any questions regarding the position can be directed to Marcella at

Fiesta del Otoño – Tabling Request for Volunteers!

Any volunteers who are interested in tabling for MWH at this event, we would love the help. We are particularly intersted in anyone who speaks Spanish. Please see the message below for information.


“This year the city of Bloomington will celebrate its 13th Annual Fiesta del Otoño on Saturday, September 15 from 10am-1pm at Showers Plaza City Hall 401 N Morton St.  In conjunction with the Bloomington Community Farmer’s Market.  This year’s theme for Fiesta del Otoño is “Celebrando Nuestras Raíces, Nuestra Herencia, Nuestra Fuerza – Celebrating Our Roots, Our Heritage, Our Strength”.


We invite organizations from the community to provide information about their organization to the Latino and Hispanic community.  Please respond to this email no later than Friday August 17th, if your organization is interested in participating in this exciting community event by hosting a resource table.  A table and two chairs will be provided.

Fiesta Del Otoño is a campus-community collaboration between the City of Bloomington Latino Program and Outreach Division and Indiana University’s Latino Enhancement Cooperative to celebrate the National Hispanic Heritage Month (NHHM).  NHHM is celebrated throughout the country in the months of September and October.  Fiesta del Otoño both educates and provides festive activities for all to enjoy and we encourage local organizations to show their support by hosting a resource table for the event.” – Josefa Luce

If you are interested, please email our communications coordinator, Sarah Hunt, to let her know. Her email is

Cook Medical- Employee Wellness Fair

Middle Way House will be tabling at Cook Medical for their Employee Wellness Fair on August 16th from 10 am- 5 pm. We really need some help staffing the booth for that long. If you think that you could help with tabling, just respond to this email!

Crisis Line Online Resources!

We now have a working online folder of Crisis Line resources!! For those of you who prefer to pull things up on a computer when your helping a client, or prefer reading reminders online you can use the link below. 🙂 If you prefer hard copies, and using the binders in the office, don’t worry! This online folder is not meant to replace those resources, it’s just in addition! Let a CI staff member know if you have any questions.

Crisis Line Online Resources

CL Resource Maintanence

This tool is a google sheet that I will include in these emails every week. Please feel free to click on the link and begin adding your requests! Let a CI staff person know if you have any questions about this!!

CL Resource Maintenance Sheet


You’re a lifesaver! Please copy the whole group on your response to them so that everyone knows the shift was covered.

Upcoming Events

August 8: Letter Writing Night to Incarcerated Survivors- All Options Pregnancy Resource Center- 7 pm

Warm regards,


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