OUR VISION: To reduce suffering within our community by helping those in need to address their emotional, physical and mental issues more effectively.
OUR MISSION: Dedicated to meeting the needs of the community by providing passionate, non-judgmental, confidential, quality 24/7 crisis helpline support, resources, educational programs and related services.
CONTACT is a 501(c)3 non-profit that has served Burlington County with 24/7 Crisis Helpline service since 1972. We offer a continuum of care from the elementary school child to the frail elderly, and those who fall in between. We serve the most vulnerable people in our community, all day, every day. CONTACT offers compassionate support to help people find their way by providing assistance to access available services, support to navigate their lives, an empathetic ear for those who are isolated and crisis intervention when needed. Our agency is nationally accredited and part of a network of crisis centers and rape care centers across the country. Our Volunteers are trained under national and state core competencies and ongoing education is a requirement.
CONTACT of Burlington County offers services in several program areas: 24/7 Crisis Helpline, Community Resources, Sexual Assault Services, Reassurance Care-Calls, PetFriends grief support, TeenLine peer support; KidsLine and Outreach/Education.
CONTACT is the designated provider in Burlington County for two nationwide networks: the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (Lifeline) and the Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network (RAINN).
Suicide is the second leading cause of death for 15-24 year olds and the 10th leading cause of death for people of all ages. More people in this country die by suicide than in automobile accidents. Over one million adult Americans attempt suicide each year. It’s estimated 6.3 million Americans are exposed to a death by suicide each year.
Sexual Assault statistics are as alarming. Over 17% of American women, 1 in 6, has been the victim of an attempted or completed rape; about 3% of American men, 1 in 33, have experienced an attempted or completed rape in their lifetime. Victims of sexual assault have higher rates of depression, alcohol and drug abuse, post-traumatic stress disorder and are four times more likely to contemplate suicide.
If you need help, please call CONTACT and let us support you. Our services are confidential, non-judgmental and free-of-charge to anyone in need.