What is Crisis Intervention?

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Through Prevention, Intervention and Post-intervention services, the Crisis Intervention Center, Inc. strives to reduce emotional distress, raise hope, save lives, and improve outcomes in communities through the utilization of crisis intervention and traumatic loss services.

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Cox Communications Awards CIC Grant Enabling Critical Training of Local Law Enforcement Agencies

Crisis Intervention Center, Inc. (CIC) has been chosen to receive funding from the 2016 Cox Charities Community Investment grant program. This program is funded strictly through a Cox employee-guided giving initiative and is committed to honoring the theme of “give where you live”.

This select funding received by CIC was in response to a grant request, submitted for its Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training program. Over one hundred applications were submitted and CIC, along with only 10 other non-profits, was selected to receive this prestigious honor.  The Cox Charitable Advisory Council, consisting of Cox employees, read through each grant submission and chose the recipients for which they felt were most deserving. On January 11, 2017, CIC and the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank were presented the largest single awards at a wine and cheese reception, hosted by the Cox Charitable Advisory Council.


Currently, CIC is partnering with local law enforcement agencies, as well as members of the Louisiana Municipal Association and the Louisiana Law Enforcement Commission to train officers, specifically at smaller police departments, in this unique Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Model.  In a skills lab, this curriculum teaches evidence-based, best practice intervention techniques. Participants are taught how to effectively de-escalate a crisis, as well as work with special populations such as the elderly, homeless, veterans, youth, and those with mental illness. This specialized training includes both didactic lectures and extensive, reality based, role-play sessions.  Before becoming certified and acting as part of a department’s CIT program, all trainees are required to demonstrate the ability to successfully utilize appropriate de-escalation skills. By being selected from such a vast pool of applicants and receiving the highest award amount, it is evident the importance that Cox employees have placed on the mission of CIC and the training of officers on crisis intervention techniques and proper means of de-escalation.

With so many deserving non-profit organizations within the vast area in which Cox serves, CIC is honored to have been chosen as a recipient of the 2016 Cox Charities Community Investment grant program. To the end, the Center is committed to being good stewards of these funds, and as always, CIC will continue to fulfill the mission of providing prevention, intervention, and postvention services that provide support in times of crisis and reduce the impact of suicide, homicide and violence within communities throughout Louisiana.

Click here to view the official press release issued by Cox Communications.


CIC launches annual holiday campaign in hopes of continuing THE PHONE in the Baton Rouge community

It’s that time of year again for Crisis Intervention Center, Inc. (CIC), to launch its Annual Holiday Campaign! This year, the Center is celebrating 46 years of service to its community by providing critical services to those in crisis and reducing the impact of suicide, homicide, and violence. This holiday season, more than ever, CIC is in need of your support.

2016 has truly proven to be a devastating year for many in our community. Throughout all of the hardships we have faced, CIC has continued to provide emotional support, disaster based trauma response, de-escalation, care management, and specialized resource navigation and referral services to those in need. Although the Center’s unique approach to crisis intervention has saved our community over 4.5 million dollars in 2016 by reducing unnecessary emergency room visits, incarcerations, and doctor visits, we are in dire need of your support in order to continue this important work in 2017.

CIC remains one of the only crisis centers in the country to receive no direct funding from federal, state, or local governments. Even with the recent disastrous flood of 2016, the Center has not received any disaster relief funds to support relief efforts. Without the financial commitment from generous supporters like you, our ability to provide 24/7 crisis intervention services through talk, text, and chat will be greatly reduced in 2017.

We recognize that during this trying time a donation to the Center will be a financial sacrifice. If you choose to graciously donate to the Center, our pledge to you is to always act as good stewards of all contributions and to utilize your gift to provide direct services to those in need. As a further extension of your investment, we are pleased to announce that, in partnership with the Huey and Angelina Wilson Foundation, each donation will be matched dollar for dollar for up to $30,000. This is the first time that the Center has received a pledge of this kind, and we are grateful to the Wilson family for this opportunity. With these dollars and your contribution, the Center will be able to continue providing a circle of support directly to those facing emotional pain.

The Center is involved in several exciting new initiatives to further strengthen and diversify our organization in order to be more sustainable for years to come. Generous support from donors like you enables us to continue making a positive and lasting impact on the people in our community.

Please join in supporting the Crisis Intervention Center this year by donating online at www.givecic.org.

CIC to Sponsor Local Screening of Independent Film Highlighting Volunteer Crisis Counselors

The Crisis Intervention Center is bringing a new film, The Listeners, to Baton Rouge, La
Join This Special One-Time Screening of a new documentary about crisis line volunteers.

For more information, please click here.

Get Involved with CIC

Looking to give back to your community? CIC offers one of the most rewarding volunteer programs in Louisiana. We provide you with extensive education and training, to ensure you can help someone to the best of your abilities.

Donate & Fundraising Opportunities

A simple donation goes a long way. If you are interested in contributing to the CIC financially or any other kind of support we’d love to hear from you.

Talk To Us. We Care.

Unlike many non-profits, our work limits our ability to show the faces of those who depend on us most. By being able to share stories of perseverance with others, we can continue our mission for many years to come.