Spring Hill, Tennessee (PRWEB) January 28, 2014
“Help, I've fallen and I can't get up!" For many, that phrase quickly brings to mind a TV commercial about a device for seniors, worn around the neck, enabling them to call for help in an emergency.
Dawson McAllister and TheHopeLine have extended this peace of mind to teenagers and young adults. Technology abounds; tablets and smartphones are owned by teenagers and young adults all over the world. Those devices are their means of connecting with friends, loved ones and essentially anyone else 24/7. Today also brings about more struggles, issues, challenges and temptations for teens and young adults worldwide than any time in recent history, including suicide.
The Dawson 24-7 app, provides young people in crisis a true “life alert” device they can carry in their pocket. Dawson 24-7 is a one-button way for them to connect with a live person who really cares and is trained to help them with their problems? Thousands have downloaded the app and they use it with regularity. It is available for download, at no charge (at this time) to anyone who has an Android, iPhone, Windows Phone or other handheld device, made available by the Dawson McAllister Association and TheHopeLine.com.
For over 20 years, Dawson McAllister has been providing clear thinking and right values to teens and young adults through his weekly call-in radio program, “Dawson McAllister Live.” Dawson is supported by TheHopeLine, where trained HopeCoaches connect with callers and chatters to listen and provide help to those in need...just like Dawson does on the radio. In the past 6 years, TheHopeLine has taken more than 300,000 calls and online chats for help from teens and young adults who are hurting, including many who were contemplating suicide. “We are honored to have helped many who are hurting. But unfortunately, countless numbers of young people are struggling and many feel they have nowhere to turn. Now that Dawson and TheHopeLine are available through smartphone technology, they can easily contact us. In fact, our potential for reach and rescue is endless,” notes Tim Altman, CEO of the Dawson McAllister Association. Altman continues, “No young person should ever be without a net to catch them when they fall. We want to be their net. With this app, we can catch them in more places than ever before. If they have a smartphone and have downloaded the app, they have the net."
About Dawson McAllister Association
DMA was founded in 1973 by Dawson McAllister. Dawson has been speaking to and on behalf of teenagers and young adults for over 40 years. An author, radio personality and lecturer, he has impacted literally millions of young Americans during his time in ministry. Dawson founded TheHopeLine, the rescue arm of the ministry 21 years ago. TheHopeLine offers a listening ear, encouragement, biblically based advice of clear thinking and right values to callers and chatters from around the globe. TheHopeLine works with 20 vetted strategic partners who offer specific services and resources to a generation in need of assistance.