The Shafer Center for Crisis Intervention

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Our Office Location

507 North 37th Ave
Hattiesburg, MS, 39401

Contact Us

You can reach any staff member at 601-264-7078 Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Our 24 hour Crisis line is 601-264-7777

You can email any staff member at



Director: Kim Newell

Assistant Director and Homicide Support Group Coordinator: June Renfrow

Therapist: Vicky Franks

Prevention Educator and Case Manager: Riley Herrin

Prevention Educator and Case Manager: Ashton Thompson

Volunteer Coordinator: Ornisha Brown

Victim Advocate and Volunteer Manager:Teressa Ellzey

Suicide Support Group Coordinator: Mitsy Spears

Criminal Justice Liason: Dr. Thomas Panko


Business Line:601-264-7078

Crisis Line:601-264-7777

Laurel Office:601-649-1721

RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network):1-800-656-HOPE