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Volunteering with SACS

Published on: 11/24/2014 4:05 PM
Suicide and Crisis Services (SACS)

Contact Information: 
Eddie Subega
Volunteer Coordinator
Phone: 1 (408) 885-6216

"The only ones among you who will be really happy are those who will have sought and found how to serve."
—Albert Schweitzer
Goal Statement
The goal of SACS is to assist in defusing and de-escalating the crisis and helping to return the individual to his/her usual level of functioning. Services are always available in English and in several other languages through a translator.
Volunteering with the Santa Clara County Suicide and Crisis Services (SACS)
The Santa Clara County Suicide and Crisis Services (SACS) offers an opportunity to serve others, to give back to your community, to help people in crisis who are feeling desperate. Working on the crisis line is a unique experience which will expand your own personal growth, as well as provide an invaluable service to your community.
Have you ever thought about volunteering?
The Suicide and Crisis Services needs:
  • Your compassion
  • Your desire to make a difference
  • Your good judgment and maturity
  • Your experience and common sense
  • Only 4 hours of your time per week
The Suicide and Crisis Services offers:
  • 80 hours of in-depth specialized training
  • Ongoing training opportunities
  • Clinical training for students
  • 250 hours towards state licensing requirements for MFTs
  • Other related community service opportunities
If you are interested in volunteering with SACS please contact Eddie Subega, SACS Volunteer Coordinator, for further information.
To learn more, read the Santa Clara County Suicide and Crisis Services' (SACS) "Recruiting Bilingual Crisis Counselors" brochure.