Help for Today. Hope for Tomorrow.
Who We Are
The Arkansas Crisis Center is a nonprofit organization that was founded on hope. Following a rash of teen suicides in 1985 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.
Our vision for Arkansas is Zero Suicides by 2025. By helping anyone and everyone in any type of crisis, we can combat Arkansas’s rising suicides rates. 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. At the Arkansas Crisis Center, we believe in providing help for today and hope for tomorrow. If you or someone you know needs to talk, we are here to listen!
I have volunteered with many different community organizations over the years. Like most people who volunteer, I did so because I wanted to do some good, give back, and connect to others in my community. I’ve stocked pantry shelves and stuffed envelopes for many...read more
Welcome to the Arkansas Crisis Center! It’s such an honor and privilege to be part of this amazing organization. I first became involved with the ACC in 2009 through their work with mental health providers and other community partners in local and state suicide...read more
The Arkansas Crisis Center is thrilled to welcome Emily Gilbertson as our Operations Manager! With the help of our VOCA grant (Victims of Crime Act), we were able to add Emily to our team in December. It is only with the help of our partners, donors, sponsors, and...read more