HopeLine’s mission is to support people and save lives during times of crisis through caring, confidential conversations. We do this by providing the community with a free and confidential crisis and suicide prevention helpline that offers crisis intervention, supportive and non-judgmental active listening, gentle and understanding discussion of crisis resolution, and referrals to appropriate community resources.
HopeLine incorporated in August of 1970, and has evolved over the years, offering different programs for youth, adults, the elderly and disabled all while partnering with various agencies and organizations. HopeLine’s main program provides a free and confidential crisis and suicide prevention helpline that is available to anyone regardless of age, race/ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation and socio-economic status.
In an effort to ensure HopeLine was positioned to meet the needs of the younger population, the agency launched a new texting program in April 2017 to replace the previous Teen TalkLine. In 2018, children aged 14-18 were the highest identified population contacting HopeLine. On average, HopeLine received 725 contacts per month (either via phone or text) in 2018 and during the year, 231 contacts identified as being physically, verbally or cyber bullied. These vulnerable children in our communities deserve a free, confidential agency they can contact as they traverse through life.
Thank you doesn't seem to quite measure how thankful we are for your support, so we will leave you with a quote from one of our callers. To us this says it all:
"You guys have saved so many lives, I know you have saved mine. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart."