Vancouver Island Crisis Line: 1-888-494-3888
The 24-hour Vancouver Island Crisis Line is an Island Health contracted service.
Crisis Text Services
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.)
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.
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