Forty years ago, a single 24/7 hot-line—THE PHONE— was created and manned by volunteer crisis counselors to provide free and confidential crisis counseling to the LSU community. That single phone line evolved into the Baton Rouge Crisis Intervention Center—an internationally recognized and model crisis center of excellence providing comprehensive services that foster a true Circle of Support for those in our Capital area. Continuing in the footsteps of our founders, we remain committed to crisis services of the highest quality. The Baton Rouge Crisis Intervention Center operates as a non-profit classified as a 501c3.
The mission of BRCIC is to offer prevention, intervention and postvention services that provide support in times of crisis and reduce the impact of suicide in the community. In 2009, our services helped more than 57,000 individuals suffering from crisis and loss, and the number of people in need of our services is increasing.
Our mission is to offer prevention, intervention and postvention services that provide support in times of crisis and reduce the impact of suicide in the community.
To be recognized by the population we serve as the premier provider of accessible services, support, and education designed to reduce the impact of crisis and suicide in the Capital Area.
We offer 24-hour counseling provided by paraprofessional counselors. We are also active in prevention activities and participate in a community referral network. Our programs consist of seven different categories of service in addition to a board and foundation which oversee the work of the Center.