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
A 2-day volunteer training class is coming up 11/13 & 11/15 from 5 p.m. – 9/10 p.m., and several shift options are available! If you are 18 years or older, a good listener, compassionate, caring and interested in making a positive difference in someone’s life – we hope you’ll volunteer to work in our call center. The holidays are right around the corner, and
We recently came together with Memphis Child Advocacy Center (CAC). Reports of suspected child sexual abuse or other severe abuse made to the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services (DCS) hotline or law enforcement are handled by the team of agencies headquartered at the Memphis CAC. We met this inspiring group at the Hershey plant in downtown Memphis where we took the time to show
We’re conducting a two-part volunteer training class Tuesday (10/9) and Thursday (10/11) from 5 p.m. until 9/10 p.m. each day. Night Owls are especially needed, but there are shifts available for Early Birds too. Contact email@example.com, if interested. You can learn more about being a Memphis Crisis Center Volunteer here.
Check out the MCC archive room, tucked away in our midtown office, where we keep all the memories made over our more than 40 years in business. We stop in whenever we need a reminder of why we do what we do!
We proudly participated in the Shelby County Schools sixth annual suicide prevention expo, Save Our Students (SOS), held on Saturday, September 29. The event was hosted at the wonderful Geeter Middle School. We enjoyed time spent talking to students, parents and educators alike about preventing suicide among youth. Below are photos from the event.