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September 17, 2016 | By Karen Langley, HARRISBURG BUREAU
HARRISBURG - Months after being criticized as unresponsive or slow to answer callers, a state child-abuse hotline has added employees, improved training, and implemented technology changes, officials said Thursday. The Department of Human Services acknowledged that the ChildLine hotline had been overwhelmed by a 14 percent, year-over-year increase in call volume after new or more stringent child protection laws went into effect in early 2015. It said it lacked the resources and staff to handle the surge.
NEWS
April 7, 1988 | By Bill Price, Inquirer Staff Writer
Residents of the Eighth Police District in the Far Northeast who suspect drug activity in their neighborhoods can anonymously report such information to police. Recently, police set up a confidential drug hotline at the district headquarters, Red Lion and Academy Roads, to receive tips on suspected drug users and dealers. The number is 686-3198 and is manned 24 hours. "I want it (the hotline) to be used as an avenue for information of any drug activity in the district," said Capt.
NEWS
April 2, 1989 | By Christopher Hepp, Inquirer Staff Writer
People like to dump things in Falls Township. Things like old refrigerators. And couches with the stuffing hanging out. And big, bulging bags of trash. They like to dump things near highway on-ramps, in vacant lots, along little-traveled roads. "We have had a huge problem around the area," Michele Nagel, assistant environmental officer for the township, said last week. "People seem to just dump their trash wherever they feel like. We have 20 to 25 sites around the township where people just dump their trash.
NEWS
April 12, 1986 | By Julia Cass, Inquirer Staff Writer
A boy called to say that he knew where his father's gun was and intended to get it and shoot himself. A mother called for advice because she'd discovered, by reading her daughter's diary, that her daughter was thinking of hurting herself. In its first five days of operation, the new teen-suicide hotline at Hahnemann University Hospital has received calls from 10 distressed teenagers and four parents of teenagers. Two of the teenagers and their families have come in to Hahnemann this week to talk to therapists, although the boy who threatened to shoot himself gave a false name and address and could not be located after he hung up. "We're very concerned about him," said Dena Solomon, chief social worker for the adolescent psychiatric unit at Hahnemann and co-director of the hospital's newly established Prevention and Treatment Center for Adolescent Suicide, of which the hotline is one component.
NEWS
August 14, 2015 | By Melanie Burney, Inquirer Staff Writer
Every year, thousands of soldiers from around the world call a New Jersey peer hotline looking for help. They have financial or marital problems. Some are suicidal. The line is always answered - seven days a week, 24 hours a day - by a veteran trained to handle a minor issue or a potential life-threatening crisis. The Vets4Warriors program, founded at Rutgers University in 2011, has been touted as a national model of connecting veterans and family members in need with a trusting voice on the other end of the line.
NEWS
February 15, 1990 | By Nathan Gorenstein, Inquirer Staff Writer
No one has gotten a reward, and no one has called seeking drug counseling, but Springfield Republican chief Charles P. Sexton Jr. says a drug hotline founded with much fanfare last fall is still a success. The special telephone line - set up by Sexton and financed with campaign contributions to the local party organization - connects callers to an answering machine manned by Police Chief Joseph J. Stumpf. So far, 14 people have used the line to give police the names of local drug dealers, Sexton said.
NEWS
May 15, 1995 | By Dominic Sama and Vyola P. Willson, FOR THE INQUIRER
A toll-free hotline, 800-722-4743, created to help small business owners understand and comply with clean air regulations, is now in service. Sponsored by the state Department of Environmental Resources (DER), the hotline will offer information about clean air regulations and provide quarterly newsletters, manuals and brochures on assorted topics. The hotline is aimed at small businesses such as auto body and paint shops, bakeries, dry cleaners, metal refinishers, degreasers and wood furniture finishers.
NEWS
November 8, 2001 | By Susan Weidener INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Teen Help Line, a hotline service that provides anonymous professional counseling and information for Delaware County teenagers, is up and running. Teens can call the line from 3:30 to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday at 610-352-TEEN. Emergency calls will be taken on a 24-hour basis, according to Christine Harms, of the Youth Response Network of Delaware County. "We saw this as a way to ensure the health and safety of our youth," Harms said. The hotline's debut was announced Friday at Upper Darby High School in Lansdowne.
NEWS
March 24, 1987 | By Steve Goldstein, Inquirer Staff Writer
In a nondescript apartment a short walk from Mayakovsky Square in central Moscow, the telephone seldom stops ringing. Actually, there are seven phones ringing in seven cubicles, each four feet by six feet and furnished with two chairs and a desk. Every desk has a logbook filled with coded entries and meticulous notations. The notations are made by the interlocutors who sit in the cubicles; they leave only for scheduled breaks or to consult with one another. This is the nucleus of the Soviet Union's first crisis intervention center, a 24-hour-a-day, seven-day-a-week service established in 1982 and known as the telefon daveriya, or "telephone of trust.
NEWS
May 15, 1995 | By Ty Tagami and Richard V. Sabatini, FOR THE INQUIRER
The Department of Environmental Resources has created a toll-free hotline to help small-business owners understand clean air regulations. The confidential information line can help dry cleaners, gas stations, print shops, auto body shops and metal finishers, for example, comply with the regulations. The information line is part of the state's AIRHELP program, which also provides information about financial assistance available to help with pollution equipment installation costs.
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