The Shafer Center for Crisis Intervention


The Shafer Center for Crisis Intervention

Full Description


The Shafer center’s services are all free!

The Shafer Center for Crisis Intervention is a social change agent dedicated to serving all survivors of sexual violence and co-victims of violent death, including homicide and suicide, at any point following their experience through exemplary direct services, advocacy, education, training and activism.

The Shafer Center got its start as a red phone in the counseling center of the University of Southern Mississippi. There was overwhelming need of support for victims in the Hattiesburg area after what headlines had dubbed the “West Side Rapist” began sexual assaulting college age women. The needs of survivors began to increase and it was suggested a counseling center would be helpful. So, in 1983 several USM staff and students came together to form what was then known as the Hattiesburg Rape Crisis Center. Since then the name has been changed to the  Shafer Center for Cirsis Intervention, but the mission remains the same. Shafer has helped hundreds of men and women cope with the tragedy of sexual assault, homicide, and suicide

  • 24 Hour Crisis Line
  • Support Groups and Individual Counseling
  • Assistance with Victim’s Compensation forms
  • Professional training and technical assistance
  • Accompaniment to hospitals, law enforcement, and court
  • Referrals and information
  • Community Education Services
  • Primary Prevention Programs/ Training

 



Counties Served

  1. StateWide
  2. Adams
  3. Alcorn
  4. Amite
  5. Attala
  6. Benton
  7. Bolivar
  8. Calhoun
  9. Carroll
  10. Chickasaw
  11. Choctaw
  12. Claiborne
  13. Clarke
  14. Clay
  15. Coahoma
  16. Copiah
  17. Covington
  18. DeSoto
  19. Forrest
  20. Franklin
  21. George
  22. Greene
  23. Grenada
  24. Hancock
  25. Harrison
  26. Hinds
  27. Holmes
  28. Humphreys
  29. Issaquena
  30. Itawamba
  31. Jackson
  32. Jasper
  33. Jefferson
  34. Jefferson Davis
  35. Jones
  36. Kemper
  37. Lafayette
  38. Lamar
  39. Lauderdale
  40. Lawrence
  41. Leake
  42. Lee
  43. Leflore
  44. Lincoln
  45. Lowndes
  46. Madison
  47. Marion
  48. Marshall
  49. Monroe
  50. Montgomery
  51. Neshoba
  52. Newton
  53. Noxubee
  54. Oktibbeha
  55. Panola
  56. Pearl River
  57. Perry
  58. Pike
  59. Pontotoc
  60. Prentiss
  61. Quitman
  62. Rankin
  63. Scott
  64. Sharkey
  65. Simpson
  66. Smith
  67. Stone
  68. Sunflower
  69. Tallahatchie
  70. Tate
  71. Tippah
  72. Tishomingo
  73. Tunica
  74. Union
  75. Walthall
  76. Warren
  77. Washington
  78. Wayne
  79. Webster
  80. Wilkinson
  81. Winston
  82. Yalobusha
  83. Yazoo

SKU

SKU171005144005

Fee for Service

  1. Free
  2. Payment Required

Telephone

601-264-7078

Mailing Address

507 North 37th Ave Hattiesburg, MS, 39401

email

theshafercenter@aol.com