What is Crisis Intervention?

With Every Phone Call, Text, Or Chat, We’re there.

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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How can my organization benefit from services provided by CIC?

Whether you are a hospital, a large healthcare organization or municipality, we have the resources, the processes and the people in place to make sure that you are equipped to handle those in your community who are in need of help.

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News & Events

Kendra Scott to Host Give Back Party in Support of Crisis Intervention Center

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March 12, 2017
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Registration Now Open for the 7th Annual Circle of Support Walk!

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April 22, 2017
9:00 am - 12:30 pm

The Crisis Intervention Center’s (CIC) 7th Annual Circle of Support Walk will be held April 22, 2017, at 9:00 am on the South end of the LSU Parade Ground.  Registration is done online by visiting www.coswalk.org. The cost of the Walk is $25 for adults, $15 for college students, and free for children five and under. The registration fee includes drinks, a snack and a T-shirt that memorializes the day of the Walk.

The Circle of Support Walk is a community event and an annual partnership between the LSU School of Social Work students and the Crisis Intervention Center. Its primary goal is to educate the community on services offered to those facing various types of emotional pain.  The Center has a well established reputation in the community for providing support in times of crisis and reducing the impact of suicide, homicide and violence.  CIC is the only agency in the Baton Rouge area that works exclusively to promote suicide intervention, prevention and education including support for those who are bereaved through suicide.

The Crisis Intervention Center began in 1970 on the LSU campus in an effort to help students cope with issues such depression, anxiety and emotional pain.  This support service for students was and still known today as THE PHONE (225-924-5781). Following the success of THE PHONE on LSU’s campus, the Baton Rouge community launched its version  of the THE PHONE (225-924-3900) in 1974.  The hotline is a nationally recognized and certified telephonic crisis intervention service that operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This critical community service handles over 24,000 calls each year while remaining one of the only crisis centers in the county not receiving funding from local or state governments.

CIC to Sponsor Local Screening of Independent Film Highlighting Mental Health Issues and Suicide

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March 23, 2017
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

CIC will host a screening of “The Sweet Life” at AMC Mall of Louisiana 15 (9168 Mall of Louisiana Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA 70836). The event will feature a discussion with a Q&A to follow the movie.  Please click here to register.

The Sweet Life, an edgy and unconventional dramedy, is the love story of Kenny Parker and Lolita Nowicki, each struggling with their own brand of demons, who first meet by chance in Chicago and form a pact to travel across country to the Golden Gate Bridge to commit suicide… together.

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.