- a central facility, telephone answering service, etc., where people may obtain informed help or advice in a personal crisis.
- an office, building, agency, etc., serving as a central point for receiving information and coordinating action during a disaster or emergency.
Origin of crisis center
First recorded in 1970–75
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- A center staffed especially by volunteers who give support and advice to people experiencing personal crises.
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