Definition of crisis center in English:

crisis center

Syllabification: cri·sis cen·ter


  • 1A facility, telephone answering system, etc., where individuals going through personal crises can obtain help or advice.
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    • In July 1999, the Council of Women's Organizations established a crisis center for abused persons.
    • A political party has established a crisis center where people can drop off food, clothing or money for the victims.
    • The crisis center Pisklakova works at offers telephone counselors, psychologists, and lawyers who offer assistance to battered women, if only temporarily.
  • 1.1An office or agency that serves as a clearinghouse for information and coordinates action during an emergency or disaster.
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    • One option is the Pusat Krisis Terpadu, an integrated crisis center housed within the Emergency section of the Dr. Cipto Mangunkusumo General Hospital.
    • He said all those officials involved in flood prevention projects, including himself, had printed a book containing information on the crisis center.
    • In an urgent situation, an emergency room or crisis center can help.

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