Saving Lives and Preventing Tragedies Since 1969
Founded by volunteers in 1969 as the Northern Virginia Hotline, CrisisLink began as an evening hotline for Arlington teens. Within a year, hotline services were expanded to 24 hours a day to provide skilled, compassionate listening for people of all ages. The organization incorporated in 1970 and began serving individuals in crisis throughout the entire metropolitan Washington, D.C. region. In 1999, we expanded our services to include comprehensive crisis prevention, intervention and response programs and changed our name to CrisisLink.
We’ve partnered with national and state programs to improve the services available to the residents of the greater Washington, D.C. region.
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – CrisisLink is a regional provider for the Lifeline and as a result has access to the latest best practices in suicide prevention and crisis hotline services.