The Arkansas Crisis Center is a nonprofit organization that was founded on hope in 1985.
Following a rash of teen suicides at Rogers High School, a group of concerned volunteers realized the importance of providing hope through helpline services to teens in crisis in Northwest Arkansas. The vast need for our helpline quickly became apparent, and we expanded to provide these services to all age groups across the entire state.
Our mission of restoring hope, empowering people, and saving lives through suicide prevention continues to this day. By helping anyone and everyone in any type of crisis, we can combat Arkansas’s rising suicides rates. Our vision for Arkansas is Zero Suicides by 2025.
By calling our helpline at 888.274.7472 our crisis call specialists confidentially and anonymously offer intervention and counseling, link the caller with resources in their area, and ultimately, save lives by preventing crises from becoming life-threatening.
Today, we need your donations more than ever! In February 2020 (prior to Covid-19), we served 296 callers/month. Currently, we are serving just under 2,000 callers/month with less staff and funding. During the calendar year of 2021, we served 10,000 more callers on our suicide helpline than we did in 2020. Continued community support is vital to provide these life-saving services to this vulnerable population.