Telecare Peterborough's vision is that every person in our calling area will have access to a caring, nonjudgmental and confidential listener.
We see ourselves as a first aid station for psychologically, socially and spiritually wounded individuals. We believe in each caller's ability to deal with his or her own problems. Our goal is to empathize with our callers and to walk beside them as they face life's struggles.
About Telecare Peterborough
Telecare Peterborough is a grass-roots organization offering distressed, lonely, overwhelmed and suicidal individuals immediate, confidential and anonymous contact by telephone with someone who cares. The telephone distress line is available 24 hours a day, every day. Where appropriate, callers are referred to other community resources. Telecare Peterborough also offers reassurance calls.
Approximately 70 trained volunteers take shifts each month.
Telecare Peterborough handles around 13 000 calls a year.