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Crisis Contact

Crisis Contact

Program Coordinator:

Sara Spruth


Program Established: 1971

(as Rap Line)

219.938.0900 Local

(Varying days & hours)

1.800.519.0469 Indiana Statewide

(Varying days and hours)

Local callers may also dial 211

(or 1-800-826-7871)

for community resources or information,
24 hours a day, 7 days a week) more info

1.800.273.TALK Nationwide

(24 hours/7 days a week)

In Northwest Indiana, calls made to this line will be automatically routed to the next available call center in the U.S

Program Motto: "Someone to talk to, someone to listen"

Program Description: Crisis Contact is a free crisis, listening, information and referral service which originally started in 1971 as the "Rap line."

Thousands of calls have been received from people dealing with relationship, family, loneliness, or just seeking information on what kind of help is available and how to reach it. Sometimes talking through a problem with a caring listener goes a long way to resolving it.

Program Eligibility: Any person seeking someone with whom to talk through a problem while remaining anonymous may call Crisis Contact free of charge.

National Associations:

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline



Lifeline International  

Employment Opportunities: None at this time.

Volunteers Needed: YES. Please contact Sara Spruth for details.

Program Coordinator Spotlight -

Sara Spruth is the Coordinator for the Crisis Center’s Crisis Contact Hotline. Sara holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Social Psychology from Loyola University. Prior to working at the Center, she worked for the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Victim-Witness Assistance Program, co-facilitated the Homicide Support Group and volunteered on multiple domestic violence agency hotlines. Sara and her husband co-founded Sacred Transformations, a non-profit which helps to transform individual’s negative marks into beautiful works of tattoo art. She serves currently as board member and transformative tattoo artist. Sara is also the very proud mother of two spry children and volunteers as an Art Teacher at their school.

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