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Causes: Hot Lines & Crisis Intervention, Mental Health, Mental Health & Crisis Intervention, Philanthropy, Philanthropy, Voluntarism & Grantmaking Foundations

Mission: The Kristin Brooks Hope Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to suicide prevention, intervention and healing: by providing a single point of entry to community-based crisis services through innovative telephony and internet based technologies; by bringing national attention and access to services for post partum depression and other womens mood disorders; through education and advocacy; through formal research and evaluation of crisis line services; and, by championing the need for national funding for community-based suicide prevention crisis services.

Target demographics: people struggling with depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts worldwide

Direct beneficiaries per year: Over 10,000 people considering suicide and struggling with mental illness, over 5,000 college students on college campus, and over 2,000 attendees of Supernatural conventions living with anxiety and depression

Geographic areas served: the US, Canada, Europe, Australia and online worldwide

Programs: IMALIVE.org, the world's first virtual crisis center, which allows volunteers from all over the world to get trained and provide emotional support to people in a suicidal crisis Alive! Mental Health Fair, a fun and interactive college suicide prevention and awareness program, which helps students connect with local mental health counselors

Community Stories

62 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

mskabar

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The trainers and supervisors here lead with kindness, humor, and a sincerity that's felt even in text. Volunteers are provided with much more training and personal guidance than I expected when I signed up. Not to sound too cheesy but so far volunteering here has been an inspiring experience. I'm looking forward to much more to come!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering with this organization for almost a year. The other volunteers and supervisors are so supportive and dedicated to what they do. I am very proud to be part of it.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Wonderful organization full of dedicated, kind, effective people.

Sabine3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This organization has changed my life. The work that is done here is incredible and I feel so honored to be able to be a part of it.
Thinking that even if just one person is helped makes all the work worth while.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This Center is one of the best around. The staff and volunteers are very knowledgeable and so companionable.

Lara14

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I started volunteering with KBHC and IMAlive last June (2016) and haven't looked back. This experience has not only taught me a lot about others but also myself. I sincerely wish my teenage self had access to a resource like IMAlive; it would have helped me work through tough emotions that I ended up having to navigate alone.

Furthermore, the community of volunteers has become family to me, even though I haven't met them in person yet! :) I look forward to continuing to grow as a crisis intervention specialist and as a person in general.

Wade C.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been volunteering with IMAlive for a while now, and never before have I met a group of like minded individuals who selflessly care so much about helping others. I am very proud to help out with these guys!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I heard about the great work that IMAlive does for people who are in crisis, so I decided to check it out and volunteer. It has been an amazing experience. I love every minute that I spent volunteering and look forward to volunteering many more years. The staff are amazing and very supportive. I'm impressed with some staff who are 'consumer survivors', as they have a vast knowledge and experience.
I would definitely recommend anyone in crisis to come to IMAlive for help.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering with this organization for the past year. The training I received had me feeling more than ready to take on the intimidating task having honest and productive conversations about suicide with suicidal individuals. The volunteers and supervisors are all extremely passionate and caring people, and the focus of healing is always on the person in crisis rather than on ourselves as responders, which is great as the chatter leaves feeling empowered and not dependent on any one person but themselves for that feeling.

Stephanie288

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I just started volunteering for ImAlive and I love it. Im a stay-at-home mom and I hold a lot of guilt for not working (I know I shouldn't, but I do) this organization has given me more purpose and it makes me feel good helping others. Their training program is wonderful and the supervisors are with you every step of the way, even after your training.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been volunteering for the Crisis Chat for over 140 hours now, and it's awesome: always learning something new, working with amazing people, and maybe best of all, being able to do good, by helping people discover how they can help themselves, or by just being there and listening.