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 live telephone support. We are partners with United Way of the Mid-South and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and serve as the frontline center for Shelby County for the National 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline.
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, training, and service provision.
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Memphis Crisis Center trained volunteers use empathic listening, risk assessment and crisis intervention to assist callers with immediate needs and emotional support 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 continue to serve our community.