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.
Through Prevention, Intervention and Postvention services, Baton Rouge Crisis Intervention Center, Inc. strives to reduce emotional distress, raise hope, save lives, and save the community money through the utilization of crisis intervention services and traumatic loss services. BRCIC began in 1970 as THE PHONE – a 24-hour confidential telephone crisis counseling service on the campus of Louisiana State University. Over the years, this project developed into a nationally certified Crisis Intervention Center that is locally supported and a member agency of the Capital Area United Way. Our role in crisis intervention and counseling has expanded to comprise all facets of traumatic loss, and focuses on one of the most traumatic, suicide. 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. This mission is accomplished through innovative programming not available in more traditional helping settings, including 24-hour availability and utilization of paraprofessional volunteers.