Funding Priorities – Crisis Call Center

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Funding Priorities

Thank you for your interest in Crisis Call Center.
Crisis Call Center has been providing life saving services for individuals throughout Nevada for over 50 years.

This is what you can make happen when you donate to Crisis Call Center. Our current Funding Priorities are:

1. Text Today – In our efforts to continually improve services for all Nevadans, Crisis Call Center is offers 24-hour crisis intervention and suicide prevention services through the use of text messaging. Over the last several years, this service has shown remarkable results and mirrors current trends in increased text usage among individuals across all age groups. It has proven especially effective in reaching under-served youth. Crisis Call Center is proud to historically be the first crisis center in the nation to provide 24/7 crisis intervention services through the use of this technology.

2. Direct Victim Advocacy – Crisis Call Center’s Sexual Assault Support Services program has provided immediate face-to-face advocacy and intervention services for adolescent and adult victims of sexual assault since 1979. Our services also address child victims of sexual abuse who receive examinations through the Washoe County CARES program (Child Abuse Response and Evaluations). Advocates provide information and assistance to families needing access available resources in Washoe County and neighboring rural communities.

3. General Operating Expenses – We are currently faced with state budget cuts and and other funding and donations reductions. At a time when the need for our services is steadily increasing, we are faced with reducing staffing levels. In order to continue providing services for individuals throughout our community and our state, the Center must raise over $100,000 annually above our grant funding to support our programs and services.

Call Rachelle Pellissier, Executive Director, at (775) 784-8085 or email to learn more about exciting grant or donor opportunities. To make a grant from your Community Foundation Donor Advised Fund, call Nevada Fund at (775) 333-5499 or go to

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