SLO Hotline

What is SLO Hotline?
SLO Hotline, 800-783-0607, is staffed 24 hours per day, seven days per week, by caring, well-trained volunteers and staff. We are a mental health support, crisis and suicide prevention line, and provide mental health resource information. We are here for you for you or a family member, friend or neighbor you may be assisting.

Confidential telephone services are always available for anyone in emotional distress, suicidal crisis or in need of 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 by taking non-emergency calls. We are an accredited crisis center, as evaluated by the American Association of Suicidology, which establishes and monitors the criteria for crisis lines in the U.S.

SLO Hotline may refer callers with other needs to 211, the resource phone service available for all other community information and referral needs.

SLO Hotline strives to reduce stigma, to 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 stigma-reduction and mental health recovery mission.

Who answers SLO Hotline calls?

Compassionate and highly-trained SLO Hotline volunteers and staff 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 and Language Line interpreter services 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. WE are always in need of volunteers, so please contact us to “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 mental health hotline and will make a difference in the lives of youth, seniors, and families. Volunteers learn the skills required to aid in providing emotional and mental health support, defusing crisis situations and suicide prevention and intervention.

* 18 years or older
* Open-minded
* 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 1-800-783-0607

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Promotional Materials

PDF files: English

Hotline Flyer 8" x 11"
Hotline Poster 11" x 17"

PDF files: Spanish

Hotline Flyer 8" x 11"
Hotline Poster 11" x 17"

To request printed SLO Hotline promotional materials please contact or 805-540-6510.


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