Contact Lifeline of the Highland Rim, Inc. is a twenty-four hour help line, offered free of charge, to all residents of Bedford, Coffee, Franklin, Grundy, Lincoln, Moore and Warren counties in Middle Tennessee. Grounded in the Judea-Christian tradition, Contact offers crisis intervention, resource information and reassurance. The organization recruits, equips, and supports volunteers as they respond to callers with non-judgmental, non-directive, active, and reflective listening.
The Crisis Center was opened in March of 1981 by a small
Christian group of elderly volunteers, led by Janet Fennimore, who had the desire to not sit back and
take what life was dishing out. The concept of Contact comes out of Australia, by a
group of Christians who felt that Jesus’ ministry was sorely missing in this
world today. Jesus walked this earth helping those in need, especially the lost
and confused, the stricken and the lame, and the forgotten souls left to fend
for them selves. Contact grew and it flourished over the years here in the
Highland Rim area, with many boards taking over their dream as
time went by.
In December of 2010, Family Counseling Center of Middle Tennessee and it's board of Directors said, took on the fight started in 1981. They are doing what it takes to assure the calls are answered and people are reached. We
have worked hard to rekindle the hearts of people everywhere. We need to ban
together as a community and fight to keep the hope alive. If you have an empty
hour or 10 and need a constructive way to fill it—call us. If you are a retired
person who is just not ready to sit down and stop living—call us. If you are a
mother, a teen, or just someone who cares—CALL US! If you are someone who wants
to help others but doesn’t know how---CALL US! We need you. We will work with
YOUR schedule, we will train you, and we will walk you through it. The only
thing it will cost you--- your time and service with a lifetime of fulfillment.
These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world. John 16:33 (KJV)