October is #DomesticViolenceAwarenessMonth! Our Advocate Program provides confidential response and support for survivors of rape, sexual assault, domestic violence, family violence and elder abuse – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The Advocate Program is committed to empowering survivors of domestic/family/sexual violence and elder abuse without discrimination. We strive to reduce the impact… Read more : October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month
As a leader in suicide prevention work, Crisis Services is the only agency accredited by the American Association of Suicidology in the WNY area. At the end of July, we had our site visit to be reviewed for re-accreditation by AAS. The agency passed with flying colors and Crisis Services’ CEO, Jessica Pirro, wants to… Read more : September 2018 Update: Crisis Services receives re-accreditation & high praise from the American Association of Suicidology!
In honor of #50YearsofHelpandHope at Crisis Services, we will be sharing #50StoriesofCrisisCare: fifty stories written by past and current clients, employees, volunteers, donors and board members about the impact Crisis Services has had on their lives. The goal of #50StoriesofCrisisCare is to go beyond the statistics (e.g., Crisis Services helps approximately 100,000 people in our community… Read more : Celebrating #50YearsofHelpandHope at Crisis Services: #50StoriesofCrisisCare
“SANEs are a small army of expert medical professionals who have transformed the way we prosecute sexual assault cases. Before SANEs nurses, victims were alone. Today, SANEs are instrumental to the Sexual Assault Response Team [SART] that hold sex offenders accountable.” – Rosanne Johnson, Erie County DA Special Victims Bureau Chief Crisis Services’ Sexual Assault… Read more : Sexual Assault Forensic/Nurse Examiner Training
In 1968, a group of concerned citizens came together because they wanted to establish a place for people to call if they were suicidal. Five decades later, Crisis Services has become the most comprehensive crisis center in WNY. 2018 marks the 50th year of Crisis Services providing help and hope to those in need. This… Read more : Celebrating 50 Years of Help & Hope at Crisis Services!
On January 18, 1999, I walked through the doors of 2969 Main Street to begin my first day at Crisis Services as the Advocate Program Supervising Counselor. As I got ready for work that day, I knew this was different. I began on Martin Luther King Day. At crisis centers, holidays are like other days… Read more : A Reflection by Jessica Pirro, CEO
As Crisis first responders we know firsthand that change can be hard, but it is with great excitement we announce this November, CHANGE IS GOOD! The move to our new home, located at River Rock Drive in Buffalo’s Riverside section, is just weeks away! In mid-November, Crisis Services will make the move down Hertel Avenue towards… Read more : Moving Day is Almost Here!
Crisis Service’s Advocate Program is our community’s New York State Department of Health-designated Rape Crisis Center and a New York State Approved Non-Residential Domestic Violence Service Provider. We provide case management and therapy services for survivors of domestic, family, and gender violence, elder abuse, and sexual assault. Our Advocates also provide on-demand support, referrals and… Read more : Walk A Mile In Her Shoes® — Sunday April 30th