If you need help

If you are experiencing a crisis or just need to talk, please call the Alachua County Crisis Center at 352-264-6789
or the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255).

A new way to give....

Friends Of The Crisis Center Inc



Now everytime you shop at amazon - a portion of your purchase will be donated to Friends!  You get the SAME products at the SAME prices and SAME benefits (if you are an Amazon Prime member) but when you log in to your Amazon account through www.smile.amazon.com, Friends of the Crisis Center will recieve a donation of .05% of your purchase!  Doesn't sound like much, but those dollars and cents can really add up!!  Please pass this information along to all your friends and family who shop on amazon and help us raise funds to continue supporting the volunteers and programs of the Alachua County Crisis Center!

Happenings...

Memory Garden work days for the fall are coming up!  If you have a group (or know of one) that would like to take on a worthwhile service project - we could certainly use the help!  Please contact the Memory Garden Coordinator Judy Broward at gatorjudy2@gmail.com

We are planning on having a benefit concert this fall.  It should be amazing!!  If you would like to get involved with this event please email us!

Want to get involved?  We are looking for community members to get involved with our group!  We need help in all areas: volunteer support, Survivor support, event planning and more!  Volunteer your time - as little or as much as you can - and help us make a difference in our community.

Survivors of Suicide Support Group meets the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 7:15pm.  Please contact Janet Greene for more information 352.264.6782


Friends of the Crisis Center is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to support the programs and volunteers of the Alachua County Crisis Center.  The organization is also responsible for building and maintaining the Survivors of Suicide Memory Garden located in The City of Gainesville's Cofrin Nature Park in Gainesville, Florida.

Friends of the Crisis Center was formed in 1987 with the primary task to raise funds to support the Alachua County Crisis Center's volunteer training, recognition and education as well as support community outreach and education programs.  Every year approximately 180 volunteers give over 40,000 hours of community service in crisis and suicide intervention.  All the services of the Alachua County Crisis Center are delivered by trained volunteers, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

In 2010, the Friends of the Crisis Center graciously accepted the task of building and maintaining the Suvivors of Suicide (SOS) Memory Garden.  The purpose of this garden is to provide solace and peace to those who have experienced the loss of a loved one to suicide or to those experiencing any type of loss.  It is our hope that the SOS Memory Garden at Cofrin Nature Park will provide a comforting space for healing and reflection.