Baton Rouge Crisis Intervention Center
 
Help Us Meet our Goal for 2020
2020 — Our 50th Year of Providing Training and Support Services to our local communities and beyond — has been one to go down in the history books as a Year of a Global Pandemic and all the negative consequences associated with such. We started our 50th year with a Bang! We were off to such a great start with numerous trainings in January educating others in our quest to eradicate suicide and a very successful Survivors of Suicide-Circle of Support Walk and 50th Anniversary Celebration in Early March. Then the dreaded COVID-19 arrived in the United States wreaking havoc for all of us.

With COVID-19 comes a forecasted rise in suicide rates. We have received some funds from Capital Area United Way and as a subcontractor from Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) grants to provide training offerings, but it is not enough to offer what is needed. We need your help to continue the work we do! Thus, we humbly come to you to ask for your support.

On December 1st, we participated in the inaugural year of 225 GIVES, a community online giving extravaganza for the Capital Region. At that time, we set a fundraising goal of $50,000 for 50 Years of Providing Training and Support Services to the Baton Rouge region and beyond. Although very grateful for the $5,078 dollars donated, we fell short of our $50,000 goal. Please help us meet or exceed our goal of $50,000!

We will not stop until suicide is eradicated. Dr. Frank Campbell and Dr. Ray Tucker, the Co-Chairs of the National Suicidology Training Center (NSTC) have concentrated our efforts on providing the Center’s traditional weekly bereavement services, while developing, strengthening and broadening the Center’s training of others in suicidology — the signs, causes and prevention of suicide. NSTC has provided a learning environment that delivers high access to the faculty through limited enrollments which complied with CDC Guidelines for gatherings and we have begun providing some virtual options as well.

Your generosity to our Annual Appeal ensures that we are able to continue to be the nationally recognized innovator in crisis support services and suicidology training.

Please join in supporting BRCIC this year by donating online.

Donate by Check
If you prefer to make your donation by mail, you can send your check payable to BRCIC to:
Baton Rouge Crisis Intervention Center
3013 Old Forge Drive
Baton Rouge, La 70808

We will mail the receipt for your donation to the address on the check unless you specify another recipient/address.

Donations may be Tax-deductible
Chartered in 1974, the Baton Rouge Crisis Intervention Center is classified by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)3 charitable organization. As such, donations to BRCIC are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. BRCIC is eligible to receive donations from Donor Advised Funds.

We take seriously our responsibilities to our donors; you can review the Donor Bill of Rights we follow.
 
Please note: The BRCIC website is not intended to provide help in a crisis. If you are feeling suicidal or need help for yourself or someone you know, please consult IASP's Suicide Prevention Resources to find a crisis center anywhere in the world. In the US, call toll-free 1-800-273-TALK (8255) for a free suicide prevention service or visit SuicidePreventionLifeline.org.
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