Helplines

Vancouver Island Crisis Society - 24/7 phone line:  1 888 494-3888

Crisis Text – 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm 7 nights a week: 1-250-800-3806

Crisis Chat - 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm 7 nights a week: www.vicrisis.ca

Cowichan Women Against Violence Society 250 748-7273 24 hours

Suicide Line: 1800 Suicide 1-800-784-2433

BC Bereavement Helpline 1 877 779-2223

Call the BC Bereavement Helpline to speak with a trained volunteer for information on bereavement support groups, agencies, and peer-based support.

Helpline for Children 310-1234 (no area code required) 24 hours

(To use the Telephone Device for the Deaf, please call 1 866 660-0505)

BC Mental Health Support Line  website and 24 hour helpline: 310-6789 (no area code required)

YouthSpace.ca live chat for anyone under 30 – 6 pm to 11 pm PST or text 778_783_0177

Youth Against Violence Line 1 800 680-4264

This service line is a service that young people can call to seek assistance or report incidents of youth violence or crime. Parents can also call for information on topics such as gangs, bullying, harassment, or other youth related issues.

Crime Victim Assistance Program 1 866 660-3888 (toll-free)

The BC Centre for Elder Advocacy and Support 604-437-1940 | 1-866-437-1940 (toll free)

VictimLINK (Victim Services Information and Referrals) 1 800 563-0808

This toll-free, 24-hour, multilingual helpline connects you to a network of community and government resources. If you are deaf or hard of hearing, please call Information Services Vancouver’s TTY Service at (604) 875-0885. If calling from outside the Lower Mainland, please call collect.