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.”
Liz Smith, a Food Bank volunteer, was in-taking a client who spoke only limited English. She asked the man whether he would like a translator for the interview. He insisted that he would rather have his friend would translate for him. The two men left and parted ways, sitting in separate areas of the waiting […]
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.
This year, The Crisis Center Food Bank received a total of $37,392 in monetary donations and 27,393 pounds of food. That’s $12,028 more and 3,060 more pounds than last year! That means this year, 150 more kids were able to eat healthy, nutritious lunches every day this summer.
And some of our littlest Food Bank clients want to share their thanks.
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.”
Remember The Crisis Center’s #GivingTuesday campaign in November to raise $10,000 to buy a car for our Mobile Crisis Outreach team?
Well their wait just ended! Last week our counselors, Timothy and Rochelle (pictured center), picked up their Ford Fusion at Deery Brothers Ford Lincoln in Iowa City.
Emily just turned 18 years old. She credits the Youth Suicide Prevention Program (now operated through The Crisis Center of Johnson County and Foundation 2) for being able to celebrate. Three years ago Emily attempted to take her life in the bathroom of her high school. She was in a relationship with a boy who embarrassed […]
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 Bank when she needed it most. For the past few years, the burden of student loans, car payments, and housing costs made it nearly impossible […]