At Crisis Services, a helpful hand is always waiting to answer the phone. Crisis occurs at any given moment of the day or night. Crisis is defined differently by everyone. If you are in an abusive relationship a crisis might look different to you than if you are struggling with thoughts of suicide, or helping… Read more : Continue Your Legacy of Compassion with a Year-End Gift to Crisis Services
For fifty years, Crisis Services has provided support, help and hope to Buffalo and Erie County 24 hours a day. In November 1968 Crisis Services was born, and 50 years later the organization celebrates this anniversary by officially launching a refreshed logo, mission, vision and tagline.
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