Crisis Center, Inc.

Crisis Center, Inc.


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If you need someone to talk to, please call 205-323-7777 to speak with a Crisis Counselor. Facebook Crisis and Su***de Line - (205) 323-7777
R**e Response - (205) 323-7273
Teen Link - (205) 323-LINK (5465)
Kids Help Line (205) 328-KIDS (5437)
Senior Talk Line (205) 328-TALK (8255)
Mental Health
Association of
Central Alabama (205) 324-3505

Our services are 100% Free to the public.

Operating as usual


Our Rape Response program provides an online option for counseling for survivors to ensure access to emotional support for any survivor in our service area.

To ensure each client’s safety and before moving forward with counseling online, we ask for written consent through our Teletherapy Consent Form. We also go over the risks and benefits with each client, and let them know they may change their consent at ANY time.

A quote from one of our counselors:
“It is crucially important to know the benefits and risks of telehealth as it directly effects the rapport and trust built between client and counselor. That rapport is the base for therapeutic change. Knowledge is power; my goal is to provide as much information for clients as possible, so they are able to make the best decision for themselves.”


Thank you @talkofalabama for having us on today to talk about our 24-hour sexual assault support services! Kristin got to share about our SANE program, and Drew got to share the impact of Rape Response’s advocacy, outreach and counseling services.

We are here for survivors, 24/7/365. Call us if you need support: 205-323-7273

Serving Jefferson, Blount, St. Clair and Walker counties.



@wellnessuab’s Take Back The Night is off to a great start!

Our Outreach Coordinator is on hand to provide Sexual Assault Support resources to the campus of UAB.

We are grateful to have this annual opportunity to share all the important compassionate services we have available to students affected by sexual violence and to share volunteer opportunities to those attending the event.

Stop by and say hello!


Today, we were so fortunate to have these three special guests lead our staff through an energy work session. Our staff works hard to provide empathy and unconditional positive regard to every person who calls or comes in for support. To do this, we need to keep our own hearts and minds healthy! This energy work is one of many tools to help ensure we are at our best and ready to help those who need us most.

A huge and heartfelt thank you to Andrea Carroll, Terri Ann Heiman, and Paul Wolff for this special Reiki in-service.


This little turtle friend serves as a reminder to all survivors who visit our facility for services - your healing journey happens your way, on your timeline. There is no right or wrong way!


We wear teal today to show support for all survivors in our community. Our sexual assault support services team is here 24/7 for YOU - with medical and legal advocacy, forensic exams and evidence collection, support groups, counseling, prevention education and emotional support.


Sexual assault affects an American every 68 seconds. This common crime often has long term repercussions on a survivor's mental health, making sexual violence a mental health issue.

38% of survivors will see a negative impact on their work or school habits. 37% will see negative impacts on their relationships with family and friends. 34% will experience suicidal thoughts and behaviors.

94% of all survivors will report PTSD symptoms within the first two weeks following the assault, with a third of those (or more) having symptoms that last six months or longer.

Additionally, someone who has been sexually assaulted is far more likely to turn to substance as a coping mechanism, which may lead to substance use disorders in addition to mental health symptoms such as anxiety and depression.

This data is alarming, but understanding the impact SA related trauma has on an individual's mental health helps us to better know how to support survivors and offer programs and services to help them in their healing process.

At the Crisis Center, we offer advocacy, short term counseling, EMDR therapies. and support groups, all with the intention of helping survivors deal with their trauma directly through proven modules with the support of a team of counselors who understand the difficulties survivors face.

We are here for you 24/7. Call our Rape Response hotline any time you feel you need support! 205-323-7273.


April is . We all have a role to play in ending sexual assault.


It’s no joke! Time to register for our Annual Just A Call Away 5k & Fun Run. Follow the QR code or go to $5 off with the code SAVETHEDATE.

Photos from Crisis Center, Inc.'s post 03/23/2022

Coming up next Tuesday!! Join us for this very important lunch and learn on preventing Drug Facilitated Sexual Assault (DFSA)

If you work in the service or hospitality industry, or you frequent bars and restaurants as a patron, this course will help you learn the signs that someone is in danger of DFSA and prepare you with the skills to safely intervene.

In partnership with @cahababrewing and the @communityfoundationbham.

RSVP to [email protected]

Altamont Student Organizes Fair Focused on Teens and Mental Health - Over the Mountain Journal 03/18/2022

Altamont Student Organizes Fair Focused on Teens and Mental Health - Over the Mountain Journal

“My interest has always been working in mental health but more specifically focusing on youth mental health,” Brown said. “I experienced personal traumas growing up, so I know what it’s like to be in a crisis state and need support and access to resources that might be outside of someone’s community.”

Our Youth Services Coordinator is incredibly special. She recently served as the keynote speaker for The Altamont School’s Teen Mental Health Fair in partnership with GirlSpring.

Thank you to Over the Mountain Journal for covering the fair, it’s organizers and impact!

Altamont Student Organizes Fair Focused on Teens and Mental Health - Over the Mountain Journal By Ally Morrison  After seeing a need for mental health education in her school, Altamont School junior Savitri Sasse decided to dedicate her Miree project to the cause.  Students in the Upper School at Altamont participate in a project under the C. Kyser Miree Center for Ethical Leadership. The p...


We are so grateful that this issue is being talked about and that high profile personalities are driving innovative change so more people get help. We hope you’ll take time to watch this reel from @thedailyshow with @deepakchopra.

Our hotlines are here to support you with counselors who are trained to listen, provide empathy and resources to help you move past crisis, no matter what you have going on in your life.

24 hour Crisis & Suicide Line: 205-323-7777

Utalk for kids and teens:
Text or call 205-328-5465

@thedailyshow with @make_repost
@deepakchopra’s foundation worked to develop a mental wellness chatbot named Piwi that’s helped to de-escalate close to 6000 suicide attempts.


We were grateful to have Attorney General @stevemarshallforalabama at The Crisis Center yesterday to discuss how to better support survivors in the state of Alabama. We look forward to positive changes that will enable more survivors to come forward and receive the services they need.


Coming up later this month! Ever see something happening at a restaurant or bar that felt a little *off?

Drug Facilitated Sexual Assault is one of the most common sexual violence crimes, but there are ways that bystanders like you could help!

In this class, you will learn how to identify the signs of DFSA and will be equipped with the steps you can take to intervene safely.

Register by contacting Lauree Blair at [email protected].

Huge thanks to our partners with the , @communityfoundationbham and @cahababrewing for making this project possible.


Thank you to TheAltamontSchool] for having our Utalk program coordinator Tashee Brown as the keynote speaker this past Saturday. We were honored to be a part of this great event.

@girlspringpower with @make_repost
We had such a great time yesterday at the Mental Health Fair for Teens TheAltamontSchool] organized by student Savitri Sasse! She did an amazing job and the event was a great success! Scroll through to see pics of keynote address from Tashee Brown of the @crisiscenterinc plus pics of the GirlSpring booth with staff and Springboarders, and the amazing student volunteers, community partners, and Altamont faculty Ms. Dille and Ms.Garett! It really does take a village and we were thrilled to be a part of it👏


Things are warming up! -

Photos from Crisis Center, Inc.'s post 03/03/2022

Our Rape Response team is holding an undies drive throughout the entire month of March!

Our goal is to collect panties or cash donations in recognition of Women's History Month, which began March 1. These contributions help support survivors of sexual violence who seek services from our SANE and Rape Response programs at our Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Clinic.
During exams, clients’ clothing may be collected as a part of evidence. Our Rape Response program provides new, never-worn clothing to each client. This simple provision is a critical early step on their path to healing.
We will be collecting panties of all shapes and sizes to meet the diverse range of clients we see in our clinic.

To donate undies to our campaign, please contact Lauree Blair at [email protected] to arrange your drop off. For cash donations, please visit or call 205-458-8995.

These services are only made achievable through the support of caring community members like YOU, who share our dream of providing inclusive and compassionate care.


We are SO EXCITED to announce that our Junior Board’s signature fundraiser is BACK! Please join us on the campus green at the Crisis Center/United Way of Central Alabama complex on Saturday, April 16 for bocce, beverages and a great day of fundraising.

Registration LINK IN PROFILE

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