Crisis Response and Prevention Initiative

Twilio is committing our technology, funding, and time to help organizations change lives in the moment of crisis and prevent crises from happening in the first place.

“Our vision is that one day everyone who is at risk will get the help they need right when they need it.”

—Erin Reilly, Twilio VP of Social Impact

Crisis and trauma don’t discriminate. Around the world, people experiencing violence or struggling with suicidal thoughts need help to move toward stability.

Through helplines, online chat, and text messages, communication is a lifeline. A human connection can mean the difference between hope and despair.

The Crisis Response and Prevention Initiative seeks to ensure that everyone in crisis gets the help they need right when they need it. The initiative brings together technology, funding, and people to support organizations working in the following areas of crisis response:

· Sexual assault
· Abuse
· Suicide prevention and mental health
· Substance abuse
· Natural disasters

Interested in learning more about the Crisis Response and Prevention Initiative?

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Partnership for Drug-Free Kids

Crisis Response Technology Network

In partnership with leading crisis response organizations, we founded the Crisis Response Technology Network. The Network brings together software developers and crisis response experts to share best practices, build capacity, and create technology solutions to help more people.

Founding members of the Network are: Save the Children, International Rescue Committee, RAINN, Partnership for Drug-Free Kids (Center on Addiction), Child Helpline International, and The Trevor Project.

The Trevor Project

Crisis Response Grant Round

The 2019 Impact Fund crisis response grant round will provide $5 million through grants of up to $150,000 each to nonprofits and charitable organizations committed to using communications technology to help people in crisis. Learn more about our grant making process and the 2019 crisis response grant round on our FAQ page.

Submissions are now closed for the 2019 crisis response funding round. For questions, please watch our archived webinar or contact grants@twilio.com.

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