Arkansas Crisis Hotline
The Arkansas Crisis Center began operation in 1985 as a 24/7 hotline with a primary mission of suicide prevention. The ACC Hotline now assists with calls concerning suicide, substance abuse, physical and emotional abuse, relationship violence, divorce, loneliness, rape, depression, HIV/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 needed during times of crises.
Online Crisis Chat
Online Crisis Chat is Arkansas’ only online emotional support system for suicide prevention and crisis intervention. Being able to go online allows everyone to reach out via their computer, even if they can’t find their voice. Trained ACC staff members and volunteers are standing by to answer questions, offer support and provide intervention. The chat is open at arcrisis.org from 6pm to 11pm Sunday- Wednesday.
We also provide free educational materials such as pens, pencils, posters, and brochures to churches, schools, and other community groups.
Survivors of Suicide (SOS) Support Group
The Arkansas Crisis Center hosts a peer led Survivors of Suicide (SOS) support group. For so many survivors, a crucial part of their healing process is the support and sense of connection they feel through sharing their grief with other survivors. This group provides a safe place where survivors can share their experiences and support each other. Please note that this group is not currently meeting. However, if you are interested in joining or facilitating an SOS Group, please contact Cara Dochat, Program Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.