Suicide Prevention and Crisis Service, Inc. began operation in November of 1968 after two years of strategic planning by the Mental Health Association, the Psychological Association of WNY, the Community Welfare Council, and the Erie County Department of Mental Health. It was developed to have broader purposes and concerns in the area of emergency mental health services than currently available by offering a 24/7 response.
Crisis Services of Erie County is the most comprehensive crisis center in upstate New York. Crisis Services fulfills community needs by providing:
* Crisis Phone Counseling Center
* Emergency Outreach
* Trauma Response
* Rape and Domestic Violence Advocacy
* Crisis Intervention Training
* Police Mental Health Coordination
Crisis Services is certified by the American Association of Suicidology, we are the NYS Department of Health Designated Rape Crisis Center, and the NYS Approved Non-Residential Domestic Violence Service Provider. We are also a United Way Member Agency.
The credit for our success goes to our excellent staff and volunteers who work long and difficult hours to provide these services. This comprehensive care is provided by 70 full and part-time staff with the support of 125 professionally trained volunteers. We are fortunate to have people dedicated to this work and who demonstrate commitment to improving the quality of life in Erie County.