News & Events

Death Announcement – Board Chair Daniel Forrest

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

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MCC Executive Director to Speak at Upcoming Aging Conference

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+

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TSPN Releases Alarming Stats on Suicide in Tennessee

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.

December Volunteer Training – Sign up TODAY

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 to let us know you’re coming!

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Help us build hope and save lives this holiday season!

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

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Upcoming November Volunteer Training

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

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MCC and CAC Partner to Help United Way

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

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Volunteer Training October 9 and 11 – Sign up TODAY!

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, if interested. You can learn more about being a Memphis Crisis Center Volunteer here.

MCC Participates in Suicide Prevention Expo

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.