Crisis Connections, formerly known as Crisis Clinic, was founded in 1964. We are one of the oldest Crisis Lines in the nation, and home to five programs focused on serving the emotional and physical needs of individuals across Washington State. These programs include the 24-Hour Crisis Line, King County 2-1-1, Teen Link, WA Recovery Help Line and WA Warm Line. With over 400 trained volunteers and experienced staff, we provide support, resources and certified training for King County and other communities statewide.
Crisis Connections connects people in physical, emotional and financial crisis to services that will be of help.
We do this to reduce immediate emotional distress and defuse crises for individuals, families and the community; to reduce the immediate risk of violence to one’s self and others; and to increase the ability of people to access the safety net, particularly for mental and emotional support services.
Crisis Connections serves all people (in physical, emotional and financial crisis) with an emphasis on serving King County residents.
Crisis Connections is state licensed by DSHS/DBHR as a crisis telephone service provider and as a certified chemical dependency treatment service— crisis intervention. We are also nationally accredited by CONTACT USA and the Alliance of Information and Referral Systems. As one of the oldest crisis lines in the nation, we continue to be committed to providing excellent service to all who contact us.