KUU-US Crisis Line Society

In 1993 due to the amount of suicide attempts among first nations 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 which would support all the Indigenous communities across British Columbia. KUU-US means “people” in Tseshaht Language. As such, the KUU-US Crisis Line was established as a Society on August 16, 1993.

Some of the services provided by the KUU-US Crisis Line Society are:

  • 24 Hour Crisis Phone Service
  • Risk Assessments
  • Safety Monitoring
  • 24 hour Crisis Mobile Outreach
  • A.H.O.P.E and HOMEFULNESS* Programs
  • Weekend Indoor Outreach
  • Transitional Housing
  • Drop In Services
  • Fresh Start Program
  • New Beginnings Program

Address / Contact Info

KUU-US Crisis Line Society (Administration Office) 4589 Adelaide Street Port Alberni, BCV9Y 6N2
Mailing address:
Box 294
Port Alberni, BC
V9Y 7M7

Phone Numbers

Adult/Elder Line: : (250) 723-4050
Child/Youth Line: : (250) 723-2040
Toll-free (TTY) : 1-800-588-8717

Service Details

Languages spoken: English

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This program was last updated on 16 Apr 2019.