Crisis Intervention Services
Crisis Line Hotline
Crisis Line provides 24 hour crisis and suicide intervention. Other services include hotline and walk-in counseling, pregnancy testing, and food voucher referrals.
Crisis Line serves as a contact for the Community Crisis Response Team.
The Community Crisis Response Team is a group of mental health and health professionals who have been trained to address the needs of people who have experienced a traumatic event. The Crisis Team provides group sessions that are designed to reduce the probability that those exposed to the traumatic event will suffer long term psychological consequences. Examples of appropriate referrals would include robbery, assault, homicide, suicide, and industrial accidents. Initial group sessions and follow- up sessions are provided without charge. If participants need individual counseling, they are referred to mental health agencies in the community. The Crisis Team is available to help if an incident occurs in New Hanover County.
First Call For Help
First Call For Help provides 24 hour assessment, information, referral and facilitates linkages with available, needed resources.
First Call For Help utilizes the Community Resource Directory,
a comprehensive published guide that enables the community to access every human service organization available to help. The directory serves individuals, organizations, professionals, and businesses of New Hanover, Pender, Brunswick, Onslow, Cumberland, Bladen, Duplin, Sampson and Columbus counties.
Rape Crisis Center
The Rape Crisis Center provides 24 hour crisis response, counseling, information and referrals, court advocacy and accompaniment, and support groups for victims of sexual assault. Click here for more information about Rape Crisis Center, upcoming events and ways to get involved.
Open House Emergency Youth Shelter
Open House provides 24 hour access to temporary emergency shelter for runaways, homeless, street and other troubled youth, ages 8 to 17.