Definition of crisis center in English:

crisis center

noun

  • 1A facility, telephone answering system, etc., where individuals going through personal crises can obtain help or advice.

    • ‘Get support immediately by talking to a campus professional, crisis center, or local help hotline.’
    • ‘The crisis center Pisklakova works at offers telephone counselors, psychologists, and lawyers who offer assistance to battered women, if only temporarily.’
    • ‘Jim got a law degree from the University of Tennessee, volunteered time on the board of the sexual assault crisis center, and became chairman of the Rescue Squad.’
    • ‘In July 1999, the Council of Women's Organizations established a crisis center for abused persons.’
    • ‘We provide emergency clothing and food, and we're trying to open a crisis center and disciple home here in Hollywood.’
    • ‘In February of 1999, Esther Chavez Cano, a dedicated feminist in her late sixties, opened a rape and assault crisis center in Ciudad Juarez known as Casa Amiga.’
    • ‘She did not want her husband to know she had gone to the women's crisis center and was assured this would be kept confidential.’
    • ‘When I was in the crisis center, I had this real break with reality kind of situation, and after a couple weeks of being in this totally supportive and helpful environment, I was OK.’
    • ‘I nodded to acknowledge her, and seeing that, she continued, ‘There's a crisis center down the road from us, and of course, you still have the counselor you can talk to.’’
    • ‘Health clinics in Merril are reporting a drastic increase in depression, and the crisis center is filled to capacity.’
    • ‘I suggest bringing home a leaflet about a crisis center or hotline or something similar.’
    • ‘You posted a couple of weeks ago about the work that you do at the pregnancy crisis center.’
    • ‘The movements in England, South Africa, and the United States were started largely by individual women creating crisis centers and hotlines.’
    • ‘Do call your doctor or the local suicide crisis center right away if you start thinking about suicide.’
    • ‘The hotline network links crisis centers around the country, ensuring that all calls are answered in a timely manner and that callers receive assistance from a crisis center in their area.’
    • ‘I'll write a referral so someone from the emotional crisis center will come by, okay?’
    • ‘A political party has established a crisis center where people can drop off food, clothing or money for the victims.’
    • ‘He contacted the crisis center again a few weeks later to thank us.’
    • ‘See your therapist, a friend, or the local crisis center.’
    • ‘Some crisis centers with an Internet presence offer e-mail contact, but remember that responses may not be as prompt as with telephone support.’
    1. 1.1An office or agency that serves as a clearinghouse for information and coordinates action during an emergency or disaster.
      • ‘I went to the crisis center out in Fort Totten here in New York, and that's how I learned that he was actually at the scene with Chief Downey, and that he was indeed on the list of the missing.’
      • ‘While most federal workers headed home, transportation experts headed to a crisis center to monitor the nation's infrastructure.’
      • ‘We have no plan to buy the electronic equipment which reportedly costs billions of rupiah,’ Muhayat said, adding that the city administration also had no plan to build a new crisis center.’
      • ‘Her death brought the number of people killed in the blast to 184, said Dr. Ketut Suarjaya, head of the crisis center at the hospital.’
      • ‘Separately, head of the flood mitigation task force at City Hall, Soebagio, said that the existing crisis center did not have a role in handling the current floods.’
      • ‘One option is the Pusat Krisis Terpadu, an integrated crisis center housed within the Emergency section of the Dr. Cipto Mangunkusumo General Hospital.’
      • ‘He said that the city administration had also set up a crisis center chaired by Governor Sutiyoso, while public order and people's protection agency head Firman Hutajulu would be in charge of daily operations.’
      • ‘Apart from relief funds, the Idep Foundation, comparable to a crisis center, also distributed medicine.’
      • ‘In an urgent situation, an emergency room or crisis center can help.’
      • ‘I have proposed an allocation of Rp 200 billion from the city budget to build an integrated crisis center for floods, fire and other emergencies.’
      • ‘During the study, some 18 councillors of the commission visited Tokyo's crisis center and its fire headquarters to study disaster management.’
      • ‘We have set up crisis centers in each neighborhood unit, as well as at the subdistrict office, a nearby school and church.’
      • ‘While playing down the forecast of floods, he admitted that the crisis center would not be ready until next week.’
      • ‘The subdistrict deputy chief said his office had set up crisis centers in each neighborhood unit.’
      • ‘‘We earlier opened three crisis centers at Udayana University and have been working to help locals killed or injured in the blast,’ Gentry said.’
      • ‘Earlier, crisis center spokesman A.A. Gulo said that the number of victims and refugees could change at anytime due to limited communication.’
      • ‘And still they come to the tsunami crisis center in Phuket to identify from photographs relatives and friends they've lost.’
      • ‘A crew of the NTV television and a foreign doctor entered the building with the medicines several minutes ago, a source with the crisis center has told Interfax.’
      • ‘I went to the crisis center out at Fort Totten here in New York.’
      • ‘He said all those officials involved in flood prevention projects, including himself, had printed a book containing information on the crisis center.’