About The KUU-US Crisis Line Society
In 1993 due to the amount of suicide attempts among aboriginal youth, various Nuu-chah-nulth members held a community meeting with frontline emergency response, counsellors, and the general public. The consensus was to establish a 24 hour crisis line. KUU-US means “people” in Tseshaht Language. As such, the KUU-US Crisis Line was established as a Society on August 16, 1993.
24Hour Crisis Line for Adults/Elders & Youth
The KUU-US Crisis Line Society operates a 24 hour provincial aboriginal crisis line for Adults/Elders (250-723-4050), Child/Youth (250-723-2040), Toll Free Line (18005888717).
Some of the Services of KUU-US Crisis Line Society Provides are:
- 24 Hour Crisis Phone Service
- Risk Assessments
- Safety Monitoring
- 24 hour Crisis Mobile Outreach (Funded by BC Gaming Policy & Enforcement Branch)
- A.H.O.P.E and HOMEFULNESS* Programs
- Weekend Indoor Outreach
- Transitional Housing
- Drop In Services
- Fresh Start Program
- New Beginnings Program