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CrisisLink
Last updated on July 23, 2014

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CrisisLink saves lives and prevents tragedies. We give vital support to those facing life crises, trauma and suicide, and provide information, education and links to community resources to empower people to help themselves.

Description:
For 45 years, CrisisLink has provided citizens of the greater D.C. region with free, confidential and accessible crisis, suicide and information & referral services. Our services are provided through: a 24 hour/7 day a week Hotline; a youth outreach and education initiative called YOUth Matters; CareRing, a daily telephone check-in program for elderly and disabled citizens; Crisis Text Services; and Community Education programs.

Our hotline Crisis Counselors do amazing things! They answer the crisis hotlines from 8 AM - Midnight, 7 days a week. Over 100 volunteers dedicate 3 hours of their week to our community by answer calls from those in need.

Our volunteers off the hotlines are just as important and truly help save lives and prevent tragedies just as often. Our Community Outreach Team distributes wallet cards and posters to local agencies, organizations, and groups. Our Board of Directors and Committee members help raise funds and govern our organization. Our researchers and database entry volunteers help our organization continue to thrive and grow even with a small staff!

Join a team of amazing volunteers and learn the many ways you can be a hero for those in need with CrisisLink.

History:
Volunteer-founded in 1969, CrisisLink began as a Hotline to provide evening phone counseling to adolescents. Within a year, Hotline services were expanded to run 24 hours a day, providing non-judgmental, active listening for people of all ages.

The organization incorporated and began marketing the Hotline number to reach individuals in crisis throughout the region. In 1999, the organization changed its' name to CrisisLink when the mission was expanded to include comprehensive crisis prevention, intervention and response programs. Today, CrisisLink has a small but dedicated staff and is able to continue to provide high-quality round-the-clock services because of a strong and committed volunteer base.

Contact person: Michelle Short, Director Of Volunteers And Training, (703) 516-6778, (email)


Main office number: (703) 527-6603
Office fax number: (703) 516-6766

Address:

 CrisisLink
Arlington, VA 22204
This location is handicap accessible
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Web Site: http://www.crisislink.org
Last updated on July 23, 2014

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