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.
Volunteer Karen Crouch was interviewed about her experience as a phone operator for our 24-hour suicide prevention line. After losing her son to suicide, she found healing in offering empathy and compassion to some of our community’s most vulnerable people. She has since joined our board and also mentors volunteers in training. In the article she addresses everything from her most memorable life-saving call
What a privilege to come together with our statewide friends and colleagues to discuss one common goal: Saving Lives in Memphis and Shelby County. We are a proud partner of Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network, and with their support, we look forward to continuing to provide hope within our community. Below are images from our time at the conference. Conference Presenters (L-R) Shawn Jenkins, Dr.
We recently spent time at the Community Mental Health Summit discussing the mental health of veterans and their families. Suicide prevention and recovery is everyone’s business! Pictured above are VA’s Kate Witherspoon and Renee Brown (Suicide Prevention Coordinator at VA Medical Center).
You can make a difference by giving your time as a Memphis Crisis Center volunteer! We are a volunteer-powered organization, and we rely on you to help us save lives. Positions are open for both early birds and night owls . To learn more about what it takes to become a volunteer, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (901) 649-8572.