John Ockenfels grew up with a strong concept of community service instilled in him. Throughout his life and career, he’s made it a priority to give back. Whether it’s time […]
I wish I had known about The Crisis Center’s services when I was experiencing PPD and didn’t have insurance. If I reached out to their 24/7 hotline or online chat, their volunteers would have listened, validated, and provided resources–strategies my first doctor was never trained to use.
There are all kinds of obstacles to reaching out when you’re in pain—the risk of exposure and judgment, cost, time constraints, geographic isolation. Crisis Chat is available to people of any age, living anywhere, at anytime.
“I found a job on my own but I give credit to The Crisis Center because they’re not only there for resources. They’re in-house help. Even when you’re having stress or having problems that you can’t control or handle, and after you speak to your higher power about it… Okay, your life still continues. The Crisis Center is here to listen.”
It was a complete disruption of our family; it left never-to-be-answered questions, and it seemed like he took all of the pain he was feeling and handed it to us. He didn’t even say goodbye.
When Len and Jo Roberts began volunteering at The Crisis Center in 1999, they wanted to help make a positive impact on the community. They had no idea what an incredible impact the experience would have on them.
“We picked The Crisis Center because that’s where my dad volunteered,” Len said. “After we were here for a while, though, we began to really see the need.”
As a single mother of two, earning a PhD and starting medical school hasn’t been easy. Jane Persons is thankful to have had the support of The Crisis Center Food […]