The Central Valley Crisis and Suicide Prevention Hotline, CVSPH, took their first call on January 17, 2013. The Hotline operated on a limited basis five days a week for twelve hours each day. In July 2013, CVSPH expanded operation to 24 hours per day, seven days per week, 365 days per year. In January 2014, CVSPH received National Accreditation being recognized as a best practices call center by the American Association of Suicidology. The Hotline is also a member of National Suicide Prevention Lifeline which provides interpreters for 150 different languages.
CVSPH serves California’s Central Valley, a culturally diverse group of seven counties: Fresno, Tulare, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced and Stanislaus. The Hotline is operated by staff utilizing volunteers to minimize cost and maximize efficiency.
The Hotline helps individuals who are looking for resources and education regarding a loved one or friend, provides support for those in crisis and keeps people safe who have suicidal ideation or that are in the process of killing themselves.
If you feel called to volunteer, please click on the Volunteer button on the Home page to learn more.
CVSPH is funded by California Central Valley Counties and sponsored by Kings View Behavioral Health Systems.