The Northwest Arkansas Crisis Intervention Center began operation in 1985 with a primary mission of suicide prevention. The Crisis Center now assists with calls concerning suicide, substance abuse, physical and emotional abuse, relationship violence, divorce, loneliness, rape, depression, HIV and AIDS, financial difficulties, runaways and other youth issues, emergency shelter, pregnancy, sexual orientation, etc. We work closely with battered women’s shelters, counseling centers, rape crisis centers and many other community service providers to ensure that our callers receive the help they need to help themselves during times of crisis.
New in 2008:
- The Crisis Center is now operating a call center for Arkansas 2-1-1 dedicated to providing information and referral services to residents within the 479 area code service area.
- The Crisis Center is now affiliated with the National Suicide Lifeline Network (1-800-273-TALK)
In addition to telephone services, the Crisis Center provides other services that are free to the community, including a variety of educational outreach activities, community awareness campaigns, suicide prevention programs, Critical Incident Stress Management and support for survivors of suicide.
We also provide free educational materials, such as pens, pencils, posters, and brochures to churches, schools, and other community groups.