Bristol Crisis Center Moving Forward With Positive Change

October 19, 2015

The Bristol Crisis Center Board of Directors is pleased to announce a new mission statement, a new logo and a new website ( which reflect the organization's growth and forward thinking.

The new mission statement focuses on the underlying values that have defined the Center while incorporating new growth of the non-profit community agency. The new mission statement approved by the Board is concise and memorable, Empowering our communities to find hope and healing through compassionate training, education, advocacy, intervention and support.

Working with Bristol TN/VA agency Camellia Digital, a new logo and website has been created which express a new brand that reflects our redoubling of efforts, a new direction in leadership, and an overall strengthening of the organization's role and impact in the region.

While we still believe in our principals of hope, support, respect, healing and education, the time was right to introduce the Crisis Center anew, to celebrate our accomplishments over the last 42 years while also increasing our efforts at volunteer recruitment, fundraising and advocacy for those in need.

"We have done so much for people and have so much potential to do more, the time felt right to re-introduce ourselves to the community,” said Stephanie Poe, Executive Director.

New grants are being applied for, staff and volunteers are working harder than ever, and the future looks bright for the Crisis Center — but most of all, it's looking brighter for the people in need whom we have always served.

The Bristol Crisis Center is a non-profit agency which provides free and confidential services to Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia. Since its beginning in 1973, the Bristol Crisis Center has grown from a hotline for teens to an agency which provides a wide range of services including those dealing with issues of sexual assault, domestic violence, suicide prevention and training, outreach to the elderly and homebound, mental health first aid training, campus safe and TLC Support Group for Autism. Our 24-hour, seven days a week hotline number is (800) 273-8255.