Vancouver Island Crisis Line: 1-888-494-3888

The 24-hour Vancouver Island Crisis Line is an Island Health contracted service.

Crisis Text Services

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250-800-3806

from your mobile. Available from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm Pacific Time, seven days a week. If you have unlimited coverage for SMS text messages with your mobile service provider, the texting service will be free of charge.

Crisis Chat Services

Available seven days a week, from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm Pacific Time.

(If we are ever offline between 6:00 pm and 10:00 pm, we are experiencing technical difficulties.)

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A comprehensive database, serving Vancouver Island, provides access to community resources.

 

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Vancouver Island Crisis Society updates for and by the communities we serve.

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Helping People Find their Way

The Vancouver Island Crisis Society is contracted by the Island Health to provide the Vancouver Island Crisis Line service to the entire island, the islands of the Georgia Strait, and the mainland communities between Powell River and Rivers Inlet.

We are a registered non-profit agency whose services include 24-hour crisis lines (providing crisis intervention, information, and resources); crisis chat and crisis text services; regional support of Suicide Bereavement Support Group meetings; training in schools with youth, teachers and parents; and various workshops and customized training addressing suicide prevention, crisis intervention, and communication skills for individuals and agencies throughout our communities.

We also work in partnership with Island Health to provide public access to Mental Health and Substance Use services in the communities administered by Island Health.

We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia for Community Education programming.

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When registering for a VICS Community Education workshop, you help to financially support our Crisis Chat and Crisis Text services.

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Crisis is a point of opportunity as well as danger. Successful crisis intervention involves helping people take advantage of the opportunity and avoid the danger inherent in crisis.

Lee Ann Hoff
People in Crisis

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Proud to be the recipient of United Way Central & Northern Vancouver Island funding for youth suicide prevention programs.