CrisisLink saves lives and prevents tragedies. We give vital support to those facing life crises, trauma and suicide, and provide information, education and links to community resources to empower people to help themselves. Read more
CrisisLinksaves lives and prevents tragedies. We give vital support to those facing life crises, trauma and suicide, and provide information, education and links to community resources to empower people to help themselves.
CrisisLink is a 24/7 confidential listening, crisis intervention, and referral service. We have been serving the Washington metropolitan area since 1969.
Over 100 trained volunteers staff the phones, answering over 450 calls each week. Our listeners are objective, non-judgmental, and responsive to the feelings of our callers.
Some people think volunteering for a crisis/suicide hotline sounds depressing. Nope. It's incredibly empowering - I help people, but I can't do the work for them. All I can do is listen. And I love knowing I'm making a huge, huge, HUGE difference in someone's life.
A big reason I was drawn to CrisisLink was the super flexible schedule. If you're working full time and have a family/social life, it's hard to work in time to volunteer. CrisisLink asks for 3 hours a week, and they'll let you swap shifts when you need to, so it's easy to work volunteering into my life.
The training was amazing. I'm a MUCH better listener now than I was before - and I didn't think I needed improvement. I went to college, I have friends, I work well with others. But the training challenged my way of thinking, which was tough, but wow... huge payoff. I love it here.