7th Annual Circle of Support Walk
7th Annual Circle of Support Walk

Registration Open for the 7th Annual Circle of Support Walk

A community partnership between the LSU School of Social Work students and The Crisis Intervention Center to Benefit THE PHONE Crisis Line

The Crisis Intervention Center’s 7th Annual Circle of Support Walk

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Check in time: 8 a.m. - 9 a.m.  |  begins at 9 a.m.

South end of the LSU Parade Ground

The cost of the walk is $25.00 for adults; $15 for college students; and free for children five and under. The registration fee includes drinks, a snack, and a t-shirt that memorializes the walk. One hundred percent of the proceeds go toward the delivery of programs including crisis intervention and traumatic loss services.  

Register online

You may also make a donation online to support the Crisis Intervention Center and THE PHONE even if you can’t participate in the walk. You can donate until December 31, 2017.

Register by April 21 @ 12:00 p.m. You will be able to register the day of the event. T-shirts will be handed out at the sign-in table the day of the walk. You must register online by April 5 to receive your t-shirt the day of the event. Those who register after April 5 will receive a t-shirt 2-3 weeks following the event,

The Circle of Support Walk is a community event and an annual partnership between the LSU School of Social Work students and The Crisis Intervention Center (CIC). Its primary goal is to educate the community on services offered to those facing various types of emotional pain. The Center has a well established reputation in the community for providing support in times of crisis and reducing the impact of suicide, homicide, and violence. The Crisis Intervention Center is the only agency in the Baton Rouge area that works exclusively to promote suicide intervention, prevention, and education including support for those who are bereaved through suicide.

The Crisis Intervention Center began in 1970 on the LSU campus in an effort to help students cope with issues such as depression, anxiety, and emotional pain. This support service to students was and is still known as THE PHONE (225 924-5781). Following the success of THE PHONE on LSU’s campus, the Baton Rouge community launched its version  of the THE PHONE (225-924-3900) in 1974.  The hotline is a nationally recognized and certified telephonic crisis intervention service that operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This critical community service handles over 24,000 calls each year while remaining one of the only crisis centers in the county not receiving funding from local or state governments.

Questions? Contact Leanne Bello, CIC Program Coordinator, lbello@cicla.org 

 

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