CRN is invested in helping the communities where we live, work, play and serve. Read below to learn more about the in-kind and volunteer work we are involved with.
First Responder Partnerships
CRN is proud to partner with the 100 Club of Arizona, who supports all city, county, state, federal and tribal public safety agencies, fire services, probation, corrections, parole and law enforcement departments who provide for the safety of the citizens of Arizona.
They also support officers and firefighters who are called to active duty military while still employed by a qualified public safety agency.
CRN supports the 100 Club and its members by providing an independent, confidential fire support crisis line for fire personnel and their families and an independent, confidential law enforcement support crisis line for police servicemen and women and their families.
- Firestrong – (602) 845-FIRE (3473) – an independent, confidential fire support crisis line for fire personnel and their families.
- Bulletproof – (602) 433-COPS (2677) – an independent, confidential law enforcement support crisis line for police servicemen and women and their families.
Teen Lifeline Partnership
Teen Lifeline provides safe and confidential crisis service where teens help teens make healthy decisions together. The line is staffed by teens every day from 3 – 9 p.m. If a young person is in crisis and calls Teen Lifeline before 3 p.m. or after 9 p.m., their calls are answered by the Crisis Response Network.
CRN staff are there to help young people and get them the immediate help they need.
Tragedy Support Line
Crisis Response Network activates a Tragedy Support Line for those affected by local and national crisis situations. The Tragedy Support Line number is 1-800-203-CARE (2273) and can be called toll-free from anywhere.
Beat the Heat
Each summer as Arizona temperatures rise to unsafe and sometimes life-threatening levels, Crisis Response Network works with our community partners to help those we serve – the homeless, elderly, disabled and those who suffer from serious mental illness – with the goal of preventing heat related illness and death.
In addition to the hydration and refuge stations the City of Phoenix establishes in the community, CRN helps support and promote the Maricopa Association of Governments Heat Relief Regional Network. The goal of the network is to ensure our community has enough water and access to hydration/refuge locations.
You can help by spreading the word about the Heat Relief Network and sharing the Heat Relief Network map.
Preventing Heat-Related Illness
Those at high risk are children, seniors, homeless people, outdoor workers, people who are overweight and people who are ill or on certain medications. You can keep your body cool by following a few simple steps:
- Drink water.
- Even people that stay indoors all day should drink at least two liters of water per day.
- People that spend time outdoors should drink one to two liters per hour that they are outdoors.
- People who engage in strenuous outdoor activity should be very careful. Your body can lose up to four liters of water per hour during strenuous activity.
- You should carry water with you and drink even if you do not feel thirsty.
- Avoid alcohol and caffeine, which dehydrate the body.
- Avoid salty foods.
- Dress for the heat.
- Wear light-weight, light-colored clothing.
- Light colors reflect some of the sun’s energy.
- Wear hats or use an umbrella.
- Always apply sunscreen to exposed skin.
- Slow down.
- Avoid over-exerting yourself. If you must do strenuous activity, do it during the coolest part of the day, which is usually in the morning between 4-7 a.m.
- Stay indoors whenever possible.
- Take regular breaks when engaged in physical activity.
- Take time out to find a cool place.
- If you are showing symptoms of a heat-related illness, stop activity at once and find a cool place!