crisis center


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.

Nearby words

  1. cripps, sir stafford,
  2. crise,
  3. crises,
  4. criseyde,
  5. crisis,
  6. crisis management,
  7. crisis theology,
  8. crisp,
  9. crispate,
  10. crispation

Origin of crisis center

First recorded in 1970–75 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for crisis center

crisis center


A center staffed especially by volunteers who give support and advice to people experiencing personal crises.

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