NGEN Radio Launches Hope Hotline
September 4, 2013 at 6:47 AM (PT)
KSBJ EDUCATIONAL Contemporary Christian NGEN RADIO Network has launched a new 24/7 crisis-prayer HOPELINE. Available via phone or online chat, NGEN’s HOPELINE will give listeners a safe place to openly talk with a trained HOPECOACH about any issue they may be facing.
"Today millions of 13-29 year olds are coping with depression, as one in five have a cutting or self-harm problem. 91% have experienced bullying first hand and thousands are dealing with relationship issues. This is why NGEN RADIO is ecstatic to collaborate with the HOPELINE to launch our very own line for the NOW generation," said Station Mgr./TAMMY JOHNSON. "With the goal to support a generation struggling with issues different from the generations before them, we know it is important to meet them where they are and give them hope."
Initially created as a call center to serve as the rescue arm of the DAWSON MCALLISTER ASSOCIATION, the HOPELINE has handled hundreds of thousands of calls from hurting teenagers and young adults since 1989.
DAWSON MCALLISTER CEO/TIM ALTMAN says, "This is a very exciting collaboration. We believe this relationship between NGEN radio and the HOPELINE is a divine appointment and are confident that God will use our combined strengths to rescue and restore many young men and women. We are honored to be a part of NGEN radio’s efforts."
Statistics show that an estimated 160,000 students skip school daily because of bullying and more than 5 million kids have abused prescription medications, so hope is in high demand. Listeners can connect to NGEN’s HOPELINE by calling 281-540-HOPE (4673) or visiting www.NGENradio.com/chat.
For more information on NGEN radio and NGEN’s HopeLine, visit www.NGENradio.com.