Help the Crisis Center make more connections with those facing suicide, sexual assault and depression in Birmingham

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The Crisis Center provides help and hope with a network of volunteers, a dedicated staff and donations. Photo submitted.

It’s not about being strong or weak. It’s about a support system that’s there when you need them. Help the Crisis Center continue to help others by becoming a friend and donating $75. Here’s the link.

In Birmingham, you are not alone when it comes to dealing with a personal crisis.

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Via the Crisis Center

Need to talk now? Here’s the link to all of the lines of support via the Crisis Center.

Friends Helping Friends

One conversation can change things. Even if for just a bit, talking to someone can help you see things in a different light.

Depression, suicide, sexual assault and any sort of violence or trauma comes in all shapes and forms, and without intervention the effects can be devastating.

Birmingham, Alabama, Crisis Center

There is no stigma when it comes to mental health, only hope and healing for even the deepest wounds. For the Crisis Center, that means never turning anyone away. They are ready, willing and able to talk 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

This free resource is only possible through the kindness of volunteers and by donations from you. By becoming a friend of the Crisis Center you’ll support these services:

  • Crisis intervention and prevention
  • Sexual assault support
  • Mental health
  • Addiction recovery
It Takes A Lot Help

“We have a lot of volunteers to keep these services going,” said Janet Simpson-Templin, the director of development and communications for the Crisis Center.

“Every situation is different. Every hour of the day is different. We want to make sure we have enough staff members there to guide and support our volunteers, and we need enough people there to help each other as they process the calls themselves.

“We are here when it comes to intervention; we are always available.”

It’s All Free At The Crisis Center

Finding a path to hope and healing when you need it is what they do best at the Crisis Center. Connecting those in need with the services that will help them move forward is a big deal for Birmingham, and the best part about these services is that they don’t cost a thing.

“Everything is free,” Simpson-Templin said. “No one has to pay for anything, and it’s confidential. You don’t ever have to disclose your name to us if you don’t want to. You’re totally protected with that confidentiality.”

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One of many Crisis Center volunteers, via Crisis Center.
Together With Our Friends

For the Crisis Center, being a friend means helping to change the future together.

You can be that friend by committing $75 to the Crisis Center. Your donation could mean the difference between hope and hopelessness to someone who is facing the worst moment of their life.

Here’s the link to become our friend and start helping an individual in crisis right now.

Do you have a specific wish for your gift? Check out all the ways a donation helps.

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A 2016 Mazda Miata MX-5, photo submitted.
One More Thing: Prizes!

If you’re one of the first 1000 friends to donate $75 to the campaign, you can be entered to win one of four prizes, including a 2016 Mazda Miata MX-5! The Crisis Center only takes 1000 entries for these prizes, which means your chance of winning is pretty great!

To enter, simply check the box via the link that lets them know you’d like a chance.

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Crisis Center volunteer April Petty on her experience: “I have been able to see the power of active listening. People have a need to be heard and shown empathy… “
A Few More Details

Only one entry per $75 donation will be accepted. There is no limit on entries per individual.

Please email or call (205) 458-8995 for more information about this year’s campaign. Oh, and give them a follow on Facebook! They’d love to have your social media support, too.

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