Long Island Crisis Center (LICC) has just launched its new website featuring ChatLIVE Long Island, a service providing crisis counseling from any of today’s high-tech devices.
Since 1971, Long Island Crisis Center has been providing suicide prevention and crisis intervention counseling for thousands of Long Islanders at critical times in their lives. Operating seven of the region’s busiest crisis hotlines, Long Island Crisis Centeris now taking the philosophy of “meeting the clients where they are,” to a new level: meeting them “on the go.”
“For the past 44 years, it has been the philosophy of Long Island Crisis Center to be on the cutting-edge in order to meet the changing needs of our community,” explains LICC Executive Director, Linda Leonard. “This is why we are so proud to introduce
ChatLIVE Long Island, our expanded online and mobile counseling service. Now, Long Islanders in crisis can connect live with a counselor from any computer, tablet or smartphone.” The Crisis Center addresses many of the critical issues facing Long Islanders today: suicide, depression, substance abuse, domestic violence, sexual orientation, and others.
ChatLIVE Long Island launches in conjunction with the agency’s new mobile-friendly website, which can be found at www.longislandcrisiscenter.org. Now, with one click, users can learn about LICC’s programs and initiatives, find out how to become a volunteer, connect on social media, or chat live with a trained crisis counselor.
“‘Any Problem, Any time, Any One’ has long been the motto of Long Island Crisis Center,” explains Director of Development, Fran Karliner. “Now, we can add one more item to that list: Any Where. With the introduction of ChatLIVE Long Island, we’ll now be able to serve and connect with Long Islanders in crisis no matter where they are – at home, in the office, or on the school bus.”
About Long Island Crisis Center
Founded in 1971, (LICC) provides 24/7, free, confidential and non-judgmental programs and services to support and empower Long Islanders at critical times in their lives. These include 24/7 crisis counseling, programming for LGBTQ youth,community education workshops, special initiatives for at-risk populations and more.
To Reach Long Island Crisis Center’s 24/7 Hotline, call 679-1111; online and mobile counseling, www.licconline.org. OrWalk-In Between 9am to 9pm: 2740 Martin Avenue, 2nd Floor, Bellmore.