While many people are enjoying vacations and family fun this Summer, there are hundreds in our community facing serious traumas. The Memphis Crisis Center is here to give them hope and help! We need volunteers to answer crisis calls on either an early morning, mid-day, early evening or overnight shift. Our next New Volunteer Training Class is coming up on June 15. Please contact
Meet us at the 9th National Suicide and the Black Church Conference set for June 12-13, 2019 at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. The theme for this year’s Conference is “STOP—LOOK—LISTEN!” There will be many guests and presenters from across the country including Angela Robinson from the Tyler Perry’s show “The Have and Have Nots”. The goal of this event is to empower
As part of our #whyvolunteerMCC series on our social media platforms, our volunteers told our friends & followers the reason(s) they enjoy their position at the Memphis Crisis Center. And they encouraged others to make a difference by joining our volunteer staff. Below is a collection of clips made during this effort. IMG_3152 IMG_3151 IMG_4406 IMG_4029 IMG_4238 IMG_4193 IMG_4112 IMG_4092 IMG_4023 IMG_4029 IMG_4028 IMG_4037
In the past 12 months, parents or caregivers were reported responsible in the deaths of seven Shelby County children. April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. The Memphis Child Advocacy Center will host their annual Children’s Memorial Flagraising on Wednesday, April 10 at noon outside of Memphis City Hall. They will raise the Children’s Memorial Flag in memory of 15-year-old Gabrielle Brown, 2-year-old Jaylen
Our friends and partners at the Crime Victims & Rape Crisis Center (Shelby County Community Service) have rescheduled their visit from “Men Can Stop Rape” to Monday, March 18 @ 1 p.m. at the Rose Theater at University of Memphis. No registration is required! Park in the Zach Curlin Parking Garage (505 Zach Curlin Street, Memphis, TN 38152). Neil Irvin, Executive Director of Men
It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of the Memphis Crisis Center’s Board Chair, Daniel Forrest. Daniel passed away on January 31, 2019. He was a long time call center volunteer and served twice as the MCC Board Chair. Along with his work with the MCC, Daniel was active with Tennessee Equality Project, Chaired the Freedom Co-op, and served as
Save the Date: Tuesday, February 12, 2019! The Professional Network on Aging (PNA), who provides an opportunity for those serving seniors throughout the Mid-South to come together for professional development and to elevate the quality of life of those they serve, will be hosting an event at the Memphis Botanic Garden from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. They will have nine speakers, plus 50+
MCC partners, Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network, recently distributed a press release on how suicide has impacted our home state – saying “Three Tennesseans die by suicide every day. A new status report reveals a 24.4 percent increase in suicide deaths among children ages 10-17.” Click here to read the entire release.
Volunteering is a great way to give this holiday season! If a monetary gift is not feasible for you, we hope you’ll consider donating your time by becoming a Memphis Crisis Center volunteer. If interested in answering incoming crisis calls, join us at our prerequisite training class THIS Saturday (12/8) from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know you’re coming!
The holidays are usually portrayed as a time of togetherness, peace and cheer – and for some they are just that – but for way too many others, they are lonely and challenging. ??This holiday season, the volunteers of the Memphis Crisis Center (MCC) will be staffing the hotlines, providing emotional support, linking troubled callers into professional care and saving lives. We couldn’t provide