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The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline (formerly known as the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline) is a national network of over 200 local crisis centers, allowing the Lifeline to provide local resources with innovative best practices and quality care across the United States.

Lifeline Network Crisis Centers

Calls to 988 are routed to the nearest crisis center. Counselors at these centers can then provide appropriate local resources if needed. The Lifeline accepts applications for new centers to join the network on a rolling basis.



We value our crisis centers and provide many useful administrative benefits to members, including:

  • Annual stipend
  • Weekly and monthly call volume reports
  • Multi-tiered back-up system
  • Information sharing via blog and conference calls
  • Language services
  • Real Time Caller ID
  • National promotions
  • Credibility
  • ASIST training
  • Webinars
  • Unique funding and grant opportunities
  • Promotional materials
  • Evidence-based and nationally recognized best practices
  • Chat software
  • Call management and software discounts
Become a Lifeline Crisis Center

Become a Lifeline Crisis Center

DO NOT use this application to apply to open positions or volunteer opportunities with the Lifeline. Crisis centers seeking to join the Lifeline network must be certified, accredited, or licensed by an external body. They must have written policies or guidelines addressing referral, training and suicide risk assessment and be willing to participate in Lifeline evaluation activities.

Network Resource Center

Network Resource Center

Lifeline network members access professional resources and best practices on the Network Resource Center.



If your organization is interested to join the Lifeline’s network of crisis call centers, or if you are establishing a call center and hope to join the Lifeline, please contact Devon Morera at [email protected].

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