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Crisis Intervention

American Red Cross

111 South 7th Street
Lafayette, IN 47902
24 Hour Emergency Phone: 765-742-6975

A 24 hour phone service provides emergency access for families of military personnel, veterans, and victims of disasters.

Health and Safety courses are offered to local businesses and organizations by the Red Cross. Nationally recognized training is available in Child, Infant, and Adult CPR, as well as Standard First Aid. Another course the Red Cross offers is an HIV/AIDS Prevention Program. This program teaches the facts about HIV/AIDS, and helps people understand HIV/AIDS issues, including how this virus is and is not spread.


Division of Family and Children – Child Protective Services

3440 Kossuth Street
Lafayette, IN 47905
24 Hour Phone Number: 765-448-4399
Hours: Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Child Protective Services is responsible for all investigations of child abuse and neglect. If it is determined that a problem exists, CPS will refer the family for services and do additional follow-up as needed. When office hours are over, the phone is answered by the Sheriff’s Department.


Lafayette Crisis Center

1244 N. 15th Street
Lafayette, IN 47904
24 Hour Crisis Line: 765-742-0244
Toll-free Crisis Line: 877-419-1632
24 Hour Teen Crisis Line: 423-1872

Rape Survivor Advocacy and Prevention and is a free & confidential, 24/7, everyday service of the Lafayette Crisis Center. Dial 765-742-0244 (the main Crisis Center number) to access this service. Trained Advocates provide support and advocacy over the phone, in person at the hospital, police station, and during court hearings.  Presentations to community groups about rape, how to help someone, reduce risk and other topics can be arranged.

FIRST CALL 765-423-CALL(2255)
Since 1997 this has been our community’s hotline to receive information about health and social services in Tippecanoe and the surrounding counties. Again, this is a free & confidential, 24/7, everyday service to anyone who calls.

Trained volunteers offer a supportive listening ear to anyone who calls or walks in. Services are free and confidential. The Crisis Center believes that each caller or visitor has the right to be listened to without judgment or criticism and that every person has the capacity to resolve his or her problem with help. People call about many issues including relationship & family problems, loneliness, abuse, rape, sexuality, substance abuse, AIDS, emergency needs, and suicide.

The Crisis Center maintains an up-to-date listing of community services and support groups and publishes a comprehensive Community Services Directory for the Tippecanoe County Area.

The Crisis Center offers educational and informational presentations to community groups about crisis intervention, suicide prevention, the Crisis Center, and the Teen Crisis Line.


Planned Parenthood

1016 E. Main Street
Lafayette, IN 47902
Phone: 765-742-7281
Hours: Monday – Friday
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

C.A.R.E. (Campus/Community Acquaintance Rape Education)
This program provides educational programs about the realities of rape, rape recovery, and precautionary techniques to lessen the chances of becoming a rape victim. These programs are presented by a male and female together because rape is not just a “women’s issue”. These educational programs are provided to organizations, groups, and clubs around the community and at Purdue. For more information, contact Heather Hanafee at 742-7281 Monday – Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

Greater Lafayette Community Calendar

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