The Crisis Centre is a volunteer-driven charitable organization, committed to helping individuals help themselves and others deal with crisis.
Since 1969, the Crisis Centre has provided confidential, non-judgmental emotional support to youth, adults and seniors in distress throughout the province. The Crisis Centre is operated by 375+ highly-trained frontline volunteers who are supported by a small team of professional staff. We are a safe place to turn when there seems to be no hope.
In 2010, the Crisis Centre impacted the lives of over 75,000 individuals through its programs:
24/7 Distress Phone Services – providing free, one-on-one confidential emotional support and community resource referrals for individuals coping with a range of concerns, including suicide, depression and other mental health issues.
YouthInBC.com – an innovative, Web-based hotline, where youth can connect live, one-on-one with a crisis chat volunteer, obtain email support from professional staff, locate information on different issues and referral services in the community.
Community Education – delivering youth suicide prevention and stress management workshops to teens in grades 8 – 12 throughout the Lower Mainland and Sea-to-Sky Corridor, and providing professional development to a broad audience across BC. This program has also designed and is piloting “Building Resiliency: Learning Through Active Mindful Practices” – a mindfulness-based program targeting middle-school students in grades 6-7.