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
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_4406 IMG_4029 IMG_4238 IMG_4193 IMG_4112 IMG_4092 IMG_4023 IMG_4029 IMG_4028 IMG_4037
Trauma can take a huge toll on first responders – a fact that is too often overlooked. We’re hoping to break the silence. Recently, we were interviewed by a local radio station regarding trauma and first responders. Click here for the article. If you or someone you know is struggling after a traumatic experience, give us a call (901-CRISIS7) so we can help.
Protecting the youth is a big part of what we do at MCC. We love our families and kids, and on October 4, our director Mike Labonte had the opportunity to share at the West Tennessee Alliance for Families and Children Conference: Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network Training. Image One (L-R): Dennis Fleming with Porter-Leath, MCC Director Mike Labonte and Tosha Gurley with TSPN. Image
Interested in volunteering? Join us for our next training class on Saturday, September 29 from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Let us know you’re coming by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Our thoughts and prayers go out to an Arlington teen, his family, and the entire community during this very difficult time. Read more about the local story and preventing suicide by clicking here. The Executive Director of the Memphis Crisis Center, Mike LaBonte, spoke to a local news station on the subject. “If a person discloses to you that they’re thinking about suicide, one
The Memphis Crisis Center happily recognizes our Executive Director as the National Association of Social Workers’ “Public Citizen of the Year” for the West Tennessee Chapter. Mike LaBonte’s commitment to suicide prevention did not go unnoticed. Here he is with Chapter President, Gary Schneider.