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” to enable individuals and families with managing their mental health concerns, and to provide a non-judgmental 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)
If you are interested in volunteering with the Crisis Line, there are two ways to let us know. You can either:
- Call the Crisis Line Coordinator at 250.763.8008 ext 112 or send an email
- Go to the Crisis Line Volunteer page and click on “Yes, I’d like to volunteer!”
Training sessions are held 3 times a year; call to find out when the next one is!
If you need information regarding suicide prevention or survivors of suicide, please refer to the resource links below or call KCR Community Resources at 250.763.8008.
- Okanagan Suicide Awareness Society
- Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention
- Centre for Suicide Prevention