Covid Update: The KUU-US Crisis Line Society remains committed to offering supports to the community members of the Alberni Valley in a safe and respectful way during the COVID-19 pandemic. In order to do so, we have adjusted our services to fit the current guidelines required by Island Health and WorkSafeBC. While are offices are closed to the public until further notice, our Outreach services remain available as well as our Housing services via telephone appointments. For more information please call our 24 hour support line at 250-723-4050. Tlecko Tlecko Thank you for helping us help others.

4589 Adelaide Street, Port Alberni, BC V9Y 6N2 kuu-usexecutivedirector@shaw.ca 250-723-2323 EXT 229

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 and Mobile Outreach
  • Transitional Housing
  • Drop In Services
  • Fresh Start Program
  • New Beginnings Program
  • Community Voicemail Program