For Immediate Release
August 11, 2017

The Contra Costa Crisis Center is excited to announce that phase two of our new texting program has launched. Just in time for back-to-school, our nationally certified crisis and suicide prevention support services are now available via text message. Similar to the 211 Text launch last month, the Crisis Center acknowledges that for some, talking to a crisis counselor on the phone may be difficult, intimidating, or not private enough for their current circumstances. Offering text as an option for those who are seeking help ensures that support is always right at their fingertips.

Crisis Text is easy, confidential, and available to anyone in our community who is feeling distressed or in crisis. Crisis counselors are available 24/7 via phone (800-833-2900) and now from 3pm-11pm Monday-Friday via text. To get help, simply text “HOPE” to 20121 and a real, local, and expertly trained counselor will help you through this time of difficulty.

Texting will not sign you up for unsolicited communication. Mobile Carrier Privacy and Terms and Conditions

For Crisis or 211 Text inquiries, contact Lesley Garcia, M.S., Crisis/211 Call Center Manager, at (925) 939-1916 x140 or lesleyg@crisis-center.org