The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
The mission of the Memphis Crisis Center is to be a compassionate lifeline to anyone in distress.
The Memphis Crisis Center provides a 24/7 crisis lifeline to anyone in distress. We provide help, build hope, and save lives every day. Our trained volunteers, using a combination of compassionate listening, crisis de-escalation, and suicide prevention, assist callers with immediate problems and link them to the long-term services they need to cope and overcome. All our services are free, safe, and confidential. Along with the crisis line, the MCC administers the Call4Kids Line, The Elder Lifeline, the HIV Care Line, serves as the local affiliate of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, the National Veterans Hotline, the National Spanish Hotline, partners on the SeniorBSafe Line, and provides after-hours answering services for the Rape Crisis Center and the Family Safety Center.