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At the Memphis Crisis Center, we are a listening ear, a compassionate voice—a concerned friend when there’s nowhere else to turn or anyone else to call.

A volunteer-powered agency, the Memphis Crisis Center serves as a free, safe and confidential lifeline for thousands of people in the Mid-South area through nonbiased, 24-hour telephone support. We are an independent agency of the United Way of the Mid-South and a partner with the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.

In addition to our 24-hour-a-day telephone intervention services, we reach into communities—right to the places where people are hurting most—by promoting awareness through outreach and partnerships, and by encouraging neighbors, friends and loved ones to join the effort to help those suffering with mental illness through volunteer recruitment.

Memphis Crisis Center trained volunteers use empathic listening, risk assessment and crisis intervention, and assist callers with immediate needs while linking them with long-term resources to get them the help they need to cope and overcome.

Please consider becoming a volunteer and help us to continue to server our neighborhoods who need us.

The Memphis Crisis Center in compliance with Title VI of the Civil Right Act and in accord with our Policies and Procedures and stated values, provides equal opportunity without regard to and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, age, marital status, disability, familial status, pregnancy, citizenship, veteran or reservist status or any classification that would deprive the person of consideration as an individual. This extends to employment practices, volunteer practices, and all client service provision practices. Any concerns should be addressed to the agency Title VI Coordinator at (901) 448-2802.

The Memphis Crisis Center is a proud partner with the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Crisis Centers 988 Implementation Project. This project is funded under a Grant Contract with the State of Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services.