The heart of CONTACT is the 24-hour, 7-day a week phone line staffed by compassionate volunteers who have each completed a certified training course, supplemented with continuing education and re-certification courses throughout the year. CONTACT volunteers listen to, give referrals to and empower callers who:
- Are considering suicide
- Are victims of domestic violence or sexual abuse
- Are struggling with drug or alcohol dependency
- Have lost a job and are encountering financial problems
- Need an empathic listener because they are lonely or discouraged and have no one else in their lives.
National Hopeline Network (1-800-SUICIDE)
Our telephone volunteers help thousands of callers each year. Because of the unique and comprehensive nature of its program, CONTACT Crisis Line was selected to participate in the 1-800-SUICIDE Hopeline Network, accepting calls nationally, as well as in our local area.