In 1970, a student in distress tried unsuccessfully to find help one night. Feeling hopeless and alone, he ended his life. A group of students and professors at the University decided to start a crisis center where anyone could call to talk about whatever was on their mind. It had to be free...it had to be confidential...it had to be compassionate. Thus, Agora was begun as one of the first crisis centers of its kind in the United States.
Since then, nearly 5000 volunteers have served on our crisis line, and hundreds of thousands of callers have been helped. Who calls us? Teens call to talk about bullying, college students call to talk about school, parents call to talk about their children, elders call to talk about loneliness, and many others.
You don't have to be in crisis to call. We want to help you before your every day stress becomes too much to handle.