The Upper Room Crisis Hotline for Roman Catholic
Priests, Deacons and Men Religious

1-888-808-8724 - 24 hrs a day – 7 days a week



THE UPPER ROOM CRISIS HOTLINE (TURCH) is a unique, national, comprehensive supportive service for priests, deacons, and men religious.

It is a private, not-for-profit Corporation registered in the State of Illinois.

While our primary mission is for priests, deacons, and men religious, calls from lay people who find our number on the internet are responded to with charity and compassion.

We offer compassionate-skilled listening, paraprofessional counseling, reassurance calls, information and referrals, and crisis intervention.

Through these services, The Upper Room Crisis Hotline (TURCH) contributes to the on-going education and spiritual formation of Diocesan Clergy and members of Religious Institutes of Men, while supporting their physical, emotional, and mental health needs and concerns.