We are excited to announce that a dedicated 1800 toll-free hotline, manned by Chaplaincy Australia, will be launching on 15 November at 2pm (AEDT). The 1800Chaplain Hotline will provide assistance for every pastor and local church so we can point people to speak to trained chaplains in the midst of any stressful situation or crisis.
We encourage all our churches to recognise the value of this hotline and support the incredible work that chaplains do across our communities.
Attached is a letter from Ralph Estherby, CEO of Chaplaincy Australia, about the 1800Chaplain initiative. He says:
‘The timing to launch 1800Chaplain could not be better as our community is in deep need and looking for support wherever it can be found. Effectively, every mobile and every landline across Australia becomes an opportunity to experience comfort, reassurance and an answer to loneliness and despair.
‘We want 1800Chaplain to become a household name and a trusted resource for all Australians. Every ACC church in Australia has an opportunity to be involved and has a significant part to play. You will find a resource pack attached which will give you all the details of how your church can be involved.’
Let’s support and promote this wonderful opportunity to help people across Australia through 1800Chaplain. Please email Ralph Estherby directly if you require more information on how you can be involved with this exciting initiative.