Crisis Line

The Crisis Line’s trained volunteers provide support to individuals experiencing emotional or situational distress, relationship issues, and social isolation.

The purpose of the line is to provide a “community safety net”, enabling individuals and families to manage mental health concerns and to provide a non-judgmental listening ear to those who could benefit from engaging in collaborative problem solving. Crisis Line workers may refer callers to appropriate community or professional resources and if needed may intervene in life-threatening or emergency situations.

The Crisis Line provides confidential telephone crisis intervention through active listening and support. Trained, caring volunteers listen to caller’s concerns, empowering the individual to meet their own needs and find their own solutions.

If you or someone you know is in need of support, call the Crisis Line at 1.888.353.2273 (1.888.353.CARE)

Click here to read the news release on the newly formed Interior Crisis Line Network.

 

Volunteering

If you are interested in volunteering with the Crisis Line, there are two ways to let us know. You can either:

Training sessions are held 4 times a year; call to find out when the next one is!

 

Suicide Prevention

If you need information regarding suicide prevention or survivors of suicide, please refer to the resource links below or call the Community Information & Volunteer Centre at 250.763.8008 x25.

Okanagan Suicide Awareness Society
Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention
Centre for Suicide Prevention