This year marks 50 years of crisis counseling, emotional support and suicide prevention and intervention services delivered throughout our community by the dedicated team at Response Crisis Center. Back in 1971, Response began as an organized effort to respond to the needs of individuals in crisis by providing 24/7 phone counseling support. Through the years, we have expanded our services to accommodate the complex and growing needs of Suffolk County and beyond. We are your trusted resource for around-the-clock phone support, crisis chat and text services, bi-lingual phone support, and community outreach & education programs that teach evidence-based crisis intervention and suicide awareness in community centers such as schools and workplaces.
Support from community members and leaders like yourself make it possible for us to deliver on our mission to be there for people in crisis – any hour, any day, any time. We are grateful for that support and are thankful for your continued commitment to Response Crisis Center.
With respect to our past and a vision to the future, we hope you’ll join us in celebrating our 50th Anniversary! Donate today and ensure Response can continue providing the crucial support and services we have brought to Suffolk County.Donate!
Our crisis intervention/referral hotline is open every day of the year, day and night, including holidays. Our professionally trained and supervised volunteers offer callers telephone support and help them to explore options that can lead to thinking through next steps.
Callers can talk privately with a Response counselor about any subject and receive the same compassion, referrals, and advocacy that they would find on our hotline. Our counselors are not therapists, but they are professionally trained and supervised, and will talk with you about any concern you have.
Help us to make a difference for others! Become A Volunteer and provide callers in crisis or in need of support with acceptance, compassion and respect in order to lower anxiety and facilitate their innate coping skills. Submit an application and join the Response Team today.
Response Crisis Center has expanded its crisis counseling services to include Conexión, a hotline for Spanish-speaking individuals. Conexión is a nationally accredited nonprofit service intended for Spanish-speaking individuals who may benefit from support during a difficult time. Conexión can be reached at (631) 751-7423 Monday through Friday, from 5-10 PM.Conéctate
Help us to make a difference for others! All donations, sponsorships and event ticket purchases can be completed through the mail or by donating online. Please contact us at 631-751-7620 with any questions or special instructions regarding your contribution or purchase.