Friends of the Center

  • Candlelight Vigil

    Saturday, November 21, 2015; 4:00 pm

    Survivors of Suicide Memory Garden - Cofrin Nature Park
    For more information, see flyer.
  • Mission

    In response to over 40,000 hours of service to the community from volunteers each year, "Friends of the Crisis Center" was developed in 1988 with the simple mission:

    "Offering training opportunities, recognition and support to the Volunteers of the Alachua County Crisis Center."

    In other words, Friends raises money to help support our volunteers. This support may include underwriting volunteers' attendance at national conferences and retreats, local workshops, and a variety of recognition events including our Annual Pig Roast.​​

  • Donate to Friends of the Crisis Center

    Friends of the Crisis Center is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, IRS tax ID # 59-2816423. All donations are tax deductible. If you would like to donate to Friends of the Crisis Center, please feel free to contact us at the following address:

    Friends of the Crisis Center
    PO Box 357284
    Gainesville, FL 32635


Due to Florida's very broad public records law, most written communications to and from Alachua County employees are public records, and available to the public and media upon request. This means email communication with the Crisis Center may be subject to public disclosure and therefore, not confidential.

If any accommodations are needed for persons with disabilities, please contact the Equal Opportunity Office at (352) 374-5275 or (352) 374-5284 TDD


  • Crisis Center
  • 218 SE 24th Street
  • Gainesville, FL 32641
  • Phone: 352-264-6789
  • TDD/TTY: 352-955-2449

Numbers Available 24/7

  • Crisis Line

    National Suicide Hotline

    National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

    Rumor Control

Staff Contact Information

  • Alexandra Martinez, Ed.S., LMFT
  • Director
  • , FL 32641
  • Phone: 352-264-6792
  • Fax: 352-264-6703
  • TDD/TTY users, please call 711 (Florida Relay Service)
  • Janet Greene, Ed.S., LMHC
  • Training Coordinator
  • Phone: 352-264-6782​
  • TDD/TTY users, please call 711 (Florida Relay Service)
  • Laurel Nesbit, Ed.S.
  • Project Coordinator
  • Phone: 352-264-6780
  • TDD/TTY users, please call 711 (Florida Relay Service)
  • Ashley Bobroff
  • Volunteer Coordinator
  • Phone: 352-264-6779
  • TDD/TTY users, please call 711 (Florida Relay Service)
  • Manny Lopez, Ph.D.
  • Clinical Coordinator​
  • Phone: 352-264-6781
  • TDD/TTY users, please call 711 (Florida Relay Service)