Contact the Crisis Line
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24-hour CRISIS LINE:

(601) 713-HELP (4357)
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What is Contact?Become a volunteer    

Our next training will begin in mid-September of 2014
Classes will be held from 6:30-9:30 PM for a total of 14 Tuesday evenings.
Location: will be determined by mid-July - watch here for more information!
Pre-register online - you will be contacted by email after your registration is received. 
 
 
OUR NEWEST SERVICE:
We are currently in a soft-launch phase of IM-IN-CRISIS.ORG, offering online emotional support to those who are not comfortable talking on the telephone about their problems. They can now go online and "chat" with a trained volunteer who will listen and help explore feelings and options. The service is available for very limited hours at this time, but the hours will increase as we receive additional funding and train more Chat Specialists.

CONTACT the Crisis Line is an interfaith ministry founded in 1971 by a group of mental health professionals and ministers who shared the conviction that no one should have to face life's challenges without a caring, objective listener.

Trained volunteers are available by telephone to the public 24-hours a day, 7 days a week, and accept callers as they are. In so doing, they give expression to the unconditional love of God for all of humankind. The volunteers are caring listeners, help callers to consider alternatives, provide empowerment through information and referrals, offer hope where this is possible, and express their loving concern even to callers who cannot love themselves.

The Crisis Line intervenes in suicide threats, domestic violence, rape, and other endangerments to life and limb.

The volunteers do not evangelize or try to convert callers. Calls are anonymous unless callers choose to identify themselves, and in any case, calls are confidential. The Crisis Line does not trace calls, use Caller ID, *69, or any such electronic means to obtain information about callers.

OUR OTHER SERVICES:

  • Reassurance CONTACT began making calls in 2003 to elderly and disabled persons who live alone and express a desire for a daily friendly call to check on their well being. If the client does not answer the call, follow up is initiated. Click on "Reassurance" in the menu section for more information.
  • In 2007, we began conducting child sexual abuse prevention programs through the nationally recognized Darkness to Light - Stewards of Children program.Click on the link in the menu to find out more about this program.

All of our services are free of charge.

 Contact the Crisis Line is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization incorporated in the State of Mississippi. It is supported by contributions from businesses, charities, churches and individuals. All donations are tax deductible. To make a contribution, just click on the "Donate" button located to the left and follow the prompts, or send a check made payable to "Contact the Crisis Line" to the address below. Thank you!

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