Portland, February 20th, 2015. Generous donors supporting the Lines for Life mission to prevent substance abuse and suicide. Organizers say it was wonderful night at Portland’s Sentinel Hotel. Honorary Chairs Rick and Erika Miller were all smiles. From Haley Johnsen’s rendition of the National Anthem to the final wave of auctioneer Johnna Well’s hand, it was an evening celebrating the fact that there’s Always Hope 24/7/365. Thanks to the generosity of our donors we were able to raise a record amount of money to support the lifesaving work.

Board members Doug Lyons and Anne Naito-Campbell catching up

Board members Doug Lyons and Anne Naito-Campbell catching up

Committee Chair Julie Elkins welcoming guests

Committee Chair Julie Elkins welcoming guests

Johnna Wells, International Auctioneer Champion, Benefit Auctions 360

Johnna Wells, International Auctioneer Champion, Benefit Auctions 360

YouthLine supporter Pacific Bells, Inc represented by Eric Simko, presenting a scholarship to YouthLine volunteer, Jampa Lhasawa

YouthLine supporter Pacific Bells, Inc represented by Eric Simko, presenting a scholarship to YouthLine volunteer, Jampa Lhasawa

Senator Ron Wyden

Senator Ron Wyden

Lines for Life is a non-profit dedicated to preventing substance abuse and suicide because they touch so many families in our society. We have served thousands of people with addiction, mental health and suicide intervention services, treatment referral and drug prevention education.

Lines for Life Crisis Lines receive approximately 35,000 calls per yearWe are able to de-escalate 98 percent of the over 13,000 suicide calls we receive. Our suicide LifeLine is available free not only to those in crisis, but to concerned friends & family members who sense something seriously amiss and need information on what actions they should take. (800) 273-TALK

The Military Helpline offers free, anonymous assistance 24/7/365 to active duty service members, veterans and their families through telephone and text support.

Our YouthLine offers a confidential teen-to-teen phone line and texting to help youth deal with bullying, depression, substance abuse or other issues that can make those years especially painful.

The Alcohol & Drug Helpline offers crisis counseling and referrals to appropriate treatment options.

The Lines for Life staff works closely with schools, parents, treatment professionals, law enforcement and the military. We train and support community anti-drug coalitions. We lead public awareness campaigns on underage drinking, youth access to alcohol and reducing illegal drug use.

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