I witnessed the unprecedented challenges our community faced in 2020. COVID-19 has changed our world, our relationships, our lives.
I bet you or someone you know has experienced:
- Anxiety & Depression
- Unhealthy coping mechanisms
- Job insecurity or loss
- Suicidal thoughts
- Health concerns
- Call volume doubled on our Crisis & Suicide Line.
- Overdose deaths increased by more than 20% in the state of Alabama.
- Our Piper Place day treatment program had to make the decision to close its doors as the safest option for our mental health consumers.
How we responded:
- We adopted new technology to allow staff and volunteers to safely take calls from home.
- We created more opportunities for tele-therapies in our Rape Response and Recovery Resource Center programs.
- We continued seeing to the daily needs of mental health consumers, providing home visits and transportation to health appointments.
As the world changes, The Crisis Center remains here: 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We continue to answer calls from those in our community who need a listening ear, compassion, empathy, reassurance, and resources. We continue to help those experiencing sexual violence, our nurses ready to provide forensic exams at a moment’s notice. We continue to be a resource for people who are battling substance misuse disorders.
We are here, but we can only continue to be here with your help. As the need around us grows, the annual Crisis Center Friend’s Campaign is more important now than ever before.
Your gift of $75 enables us to meet the needs of those who are struggling in our community.
Thank you for your commitment to the Crisis Center and those we serve.
We couldn’t do this without you!
Meg McGlamery, Executive Director
With the higher demand for the Centers's services, we have a need for additional conscientious and reliable volunteers.
The work of the Crisis Center is made possible through the generous contributions of caring individuals like you.