NSCN is Partnering with Toucan
We know that searching for a new job can be lonely and stressful, and sometimes you need to talk about it with someone who will just listen. We also know that you may have a lot of other stressors in your life right now.
That’s why New Start is partnering with Toucan.

Toucan connects users 1-1 and anonymously for audio “Huddles” to talk about what they're going through (job search, parenting, illness, caregiving, etc). Toucan is not therapy; Toucan is peer-powered social support!

When you schedule your Huddle you will choose whether you want to speak or listen, and you will be paired with someone doing the other role. Your Huddle will be similar to an audio phone call - no video to maintain anonymity - and the direction of the conversation will be controlled by the Speaker. Speakers can mute and unmute Listeners and Listeners can request to be unmuted.

Currently, Toucan is only available for iPhones and iPads. To participate, you can download the app here: https://toucan.app.link/owVjgitf3fb
Once you download the app, you can create your account and schedule your first Huddle. As a New Start member, you’ll have free access to two Huddles as a Speaker. You can earn additional sessions by acting as a Listener for other Speakers.
Your privacy and anonymity are protected! Huddles are private, audio conversations between 2 users on the platform. Toucan will never record, broadcast, or otherwise store your Huddles. In addition, no user information or contact information is shared with other users by Toucan, other than information that you make public as part of your user profile.

If you need to talk to someone who is having similar experiences, whether related to your search or other issues, like caregiving, parenting, etc., then Toucan is a great option.
Download the app and try it for yourself! https://toucan.app.link/owVjgitf3fb