What is SLO Hotline?
SLO Hotline can be reached at 800.549.4499. We are a suicide prevention and mental health crisis line that is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can also call us for emotional and mental health support for yourself or someone else. We are here for you.
Confidential telephone services are always available for anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress through this program. SLO Hotline is also available to answer non-emergency calls from anyone in need of emotional or mental health information or referrals.
SLO Hotline is a valuable resource in the community, supporting the work of local government and mental health service agencies and relieving call volume for the local 911 service. Additionally, SLO Hotline will refer callers with other needs to 211, the resource phone number available for all other community information and referral needs.
In addition to providing these services, SLO Hotline strives to reduce stigma, educate and inform our community about mental illness – what it is and is not.
SLO Hotline is a program of Transitions-Mental Health Association, a community-based nonprofit. It began as a local crisis support and resources referral hotline and continues its service to the community now with a new stigma-reduction and mental health recovery mission.
Who answers SLO Hotline calls?
Compassionate and highly-trained SLO Hotline staff and volunteers are available around the clock to answer your calls. Every call is confidential. Staff and volunteers’ primary goal is to listen to you, and offer the care, support or referrals to local mental health resources. Spanish-speaking call specialists are also available.
Who are the volunteers?
SLO Hotline Volunteers form the core of our service to the community. Ranging in age from 18 to 80, they bring a diversity of experience and skills, and share a common interest in helping others. Be the Voice on the Other End of the Line
As a SLO Hotline Volunteer, you will be trained to help staff the County’s only 24-hour hotline and will make a difference in the lives of youth, seniors, and families. Volunteers learn the skills required to aid in suicide prevention, diffusing crisis situations and providing emotional and mental health support.
* 18 years or older
* Willingness to assist individuals of different belief systems and backgrounds than your own.
We encourage you to call and speak to us so we may explain our volunteer program to you in more detail. Please feel free to call or email us with any questions you may have. Also, visit our Volunteer page for an application and more information!
To reach SLO Hotline, call 1-800-549-4499
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