“We truly believe that our biggest resource is our community and have been proven right time and time again,” says the staff at Agora Crisis Center.
Headed into their 50th year of service to the Albuquerque community – this 24/7 365 day a year resource center is truly a gift to all who have utilized their services, from the generous hearts of those who have gifted their time.
What do they do? Well – it’s huge…
The Agora Crisis Center offers free and confidential emotional support to anyone for any reason, from everyday stress to a more serious behavioral health crisis. There are several ways of connecting those in need to support – and here are some of the ways Agora provides resources and/or access to them:
- through their local and toll-free phone lines: Call 505.277.3013
- supporting the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline both on phone and online chat
Call 1-800-273-8255 or https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/chat/
- through resource databases like the one provided by United Way of Central New Mexico’s 211 line.https://uwcnm.org/211
Agora is a non-profit organization. In fact, a large part of sustaining such an operation is reliant and appreciative of volunteer efforts and engagement. When asked about volunteering/volunteers – they said: “We are always looking for volunteers!”
Their volunteer-driven program is one of the things that truly sets Agora apart from other Crisis centers around the country. They train cohorts of interested individuals 3 times a year and are always accepting applications online at www.agoracares.org/volunteer.
Volunteers go through over 40 hours of nationally accredited training before serving one 4-hour shift a week for an agreed 220 hours of service (which is about a year).
Sound like something you’d Be interested in?
Check in about that by following and keeping up with Agora’s services and or needs on these platforms:
If you’d like to chat with an Agora volunteer and or staff “in space” – you can catch them at one of their upcoming local events – November 24th at Canteen Brewhouse. Find that link HERE: