The History of Crisis Call Center
Crisis Call Center provides 24-hour emergency telephone crisis intervention, support, information, and referral services throughout the state of Nevada. This service is provided free of charge for anyone in crisis, regardless of the nature of his or her problem, with the intention of offering callers the opportunity to discover learning and growth in their crisis. In addition to the 24-hour crisis lines, the Center also operates the Sexual Assault Support Services program, providing face-to-face crisis intervention and advocacy services for victims of sexual assault in Washoe County and neighboring rural communities.
Nevada 2-1-1’s statewide information and referral services were launched in February 2006. Prior to the implementation of Nevada 2-1-1, there had been no single, comprehensive statewide provider of information and referrals for Nevadans. 2-1-1 is an easy-to-remember telephone number that connects callers to free information about critical health and human services available in their community. Crisis Call Center is proud to be one of two primary call centers for Nevada 2-1-1.
April 1, 1966: The First Crisis Line at the University of Nevada, Reno.