Recently, several Interior region crisis lines amalgamated services to become the Interior Crisis Line Network with a new toll free contact number: 1-888-353-2272. According to recent stats, across B.C. people speak to a crisis line worker every three minutes.
Previously, the Interior Crisis Line provided more than 15,000 calls and 315,000 minutes of support each year.
Locally, the Williams Lake Crisis Line was only able to provide service after hours and 24-hour service on weekends and holidays. Now, being part of the Interior Crisis Line Network, we are able to provide 24/7 service.
In order to continue being a part of the Interior Crisis Line Network, we need to grow our volunteer base.
We will start our next volunteer training on Oct. 11 and we are looking for people 19 years or older, who are good listeners and are teachable.
If you are interested in being a part of this new, innovative service, please call Janice at 250-398-8220, ext. 2040 or Penny at 250-398-8220, ext. 2031.
A crisis line application can be obtained at the CMHA office at 51 Fourth Ave. or online at http://cariboo.cmha.bc.ca.
Crisis and counselling