Crisis Line welcomes new board members
The Crisis Line and Referral Service welcomed three new board members. Serving in their new directorships roles are Carrie Lowe, Charles Brenny and Patty Hartman. Lowe is the member service supervisor at Consolidated Telecommunications Company (C...
The Crisis Line and Referral Service welcomed three new board members.
Serving in their new directorships roles are Carrie Lowe, Charles Brenny and Patty Hartman.
Lowe is the member service supervisor at Consolidated Telecommunications Company (CTC) in Brainerd/Baxter. Lowe has been with CTC for 23 years. She's originally from the Twin Cities, but has called the Brainerd lakes area home for over 25 years.
Brenny is a graduate of Little Falls High School.
He attended the Alexandria Vocational School; graduated with a two-year degree in aviation electronics, then attended St. Cloud State University and the University of Minnesota and graduated with a bachelor degree in mortuary science. He worked in the family funeral homes in various communities as owner and operator for about 20 years. After acquiring an affiliation with Allstate Insurance Company as a neighborhood exclusive agent in 1991, he has been serving the Brainerd/Baxter area communities as an Allstate agent for the past 23 years, earning the Premier Agency Award and 23 years recognition as Honor Ring Award recipient. He is involved in Sertoma and Lions Clubs. Crisis Line reported Brenny believes in giving back to the community and friends through the Allstate Grant Partnership Program to help the small organizations survive.
Hartman has worked in the marketing field throughout her career and currently is the director of marketing and public relations at Crosby Eye Clinic. She earned her bachelor of science degree in mass communications from St. Cloud State University.
The Crisis Line and Referral Service has been in existence since July of 1988 and was established in response to an alarming rate of suicide among the youth, as well as adults. It is a free, confidential, and non-judgmental 24/7 community lifeline for people who need a listening ear; information and referral resources; and crisis mental health services intervention.
The mission of the Crisis Line and Referral Service is to provide 24/7 personal, confidential telephone support. The purpose of the Crisis Line is part of a vision of all people having access to resources that help them to cope or solve their problems. The Crisis Line and Referral Service does Suicide Prevention to 16 school districts and covers Aitkin, Cass, Crow Wing,
Morrison, Todd and Wadena counties.
For more information, contact 828-4357 or 800-450-5562 for help.
Crisis Line and Referral Service received the Brainerd Jaycee's and Community Action's 2014 Distinguished Small Nonprofit Service of the Year Award.