We also work in partnership with Island Health to provide public access to Mental Health and Substance Use crisis teams in the communities administered by Island Health.
We are a registered non-profit agency whose services include hour Crisis Linesas well as Crisis Chat and Crisis Text services, through which we provide short-term nonjudgemental support, crisis intervention, information, and resources; training in schools with youth, teachers, counsellors, and parents; suicide bereavement support throughout Vancouver Island, as well as regional consultation and workshops regarding suicide bereavement support; and various workshops and customized training addressing suicide preventioncrisis interventionand communication skills and other three-hour workshops for individuals and agencies throughout our communities.
Vancouver Island Crisis Society updates for and by the communities we serve. Crisis is a point of opportunity as well as danger.
Access Island-Wide Resources. Available seven days a week, from pm to pm Pacific Time. Successful crisis intervention involves helping people take advantage of the opportunity and avoid the danger inherent in crisis.
We will post any changes to our services as they occur. Crisis Chat and Crisis Text services below remain available nightly from pm to pm. Lee Ann Hoff People in Crisis. Group-specific resources can be accessed from our Community Resource Databasewhich we also share with those who access our Crisis Services, and from a set of Resource Linkswhich includes resources pertaining to suicide.
A comprehensive database, serving Vancouver Island, provides access to community resources. Please direct learning inquiries to info vicrisis. If you have unlimited coverage for SMS text messages with your mobile service provider, the texting service will be free of charge.
We facilitate the workshops we have developed, including CIST and our series of three-hour workshops, via the Zoom platform. Please see note if you are calling from outside of Canada. We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia for Community Education programming.
In this time of uncertainty, we are here to help. Vancouver Island Crisis Society. Crisis Text Services.
We provide one-on-one and group Suicide Bereavement Support services within the Zoom online environment. Subscribe or Unsubscribe to our database.
Submit or update your resource. Available from pm to pm Pacific Time, seven days a week. We have developed a hybrid of online and in-person learning sessions for our volunteer training program.