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Meet our Team: Richard Hartung

by Carolann Verrioli

Richard Hartung: Crisis Community Connector

Richard smiling with his headset on and wearing an "I Heart Goodwill" shirt

Title and years with the organization:

I have been with Goodwill of the Finger Lakes in 211/LL as a Crisis Community Connector since Oct. 2013.

What do you enjoy most about working at 211/LIFE LINE?

I enjoy supporting people that choose to call in with a non-judgmental ear and resources that may help them in their time of need. I feel supported and valued by the 211/LL team, they are my extended family.

What activities do you enjoy in your free time/What is a fun fact about yourself?

I am a train enthusiast meaning I enjoy watching trains as well as modeling them.

Why is mental health awareness important?

I believe mental health deserves to be looked at and treated with the same importance we give our physical health.