Crisis Contact Hotline

What is Crisis Contact?

Crisis Contact is a free crisis, listening, information and referral service which originally started in 1971 as the "Rap line."

Thousands of calls have been received from people dealing with relationship, family, loneliness, or just seeking information on what kind of help is available and how to reach it. Sometimes talking through a problem with a caring listener goes a long way to resolving it.

Program Eligibility: Any person seeking someone with whom to talk through  a problem while remaining anonymous may call.

Crisis Contact free of charge.  

How To Reach Us


219.938.0900  Local 

(Varying days & hours) 

1.800.519.0469 Indiana Statewide 

(Varying days and hours) 

Local callers may also dial 211 

(or 1-800-826-7871) 

for community resources or information, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week).


We are proud to serve as a designated, call-center for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

If you're in emotional distress or suicidal crisis--or concerned about someone who might be, please do not wait, call:




(24 hours/7 days a week). Nationwide service.  In Northwest Indiana, calls made to this line will be automatically routed to the next available call center in the U.S.

If you are a US military veteran or current service member--or you are calling about one ,you may press 1 when calling 1-800-273-8255

Phillip Smith - Program Manager

For online chat options for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Click here
Take the ASIST training and volunteer on the hotlines.  Trainings posted here when offered.

For More Information or a Site Visit: E-mail:

Phone: 219-938-7070 ext 2708

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