Crisis & Information Hotline
The Crisis and Information Hotline, operated since 1970 by Northwest Human Services, offers a number of services to the general public in Marion, Polk, Linn and Yamhill Counties. Our Hotline is accredited by the American Association of Suicideology.
- 24/7 crisis intervention services
- Emergency Rent, Utility and prescription payment assistance
- Cherriots day passes (limited)
- Trauma debriefing and counseling services
Marion and Polk county residents can access single day bus passes, personal hygiene items, laundry detergent, snack packs, and emergency food boxes.
Crisis & Information Hotline
Street Address: 694 Church St NE, Salem, OR 97301
Ph: 503.581.5535 or 1.800.560.5535
Hours of Operation: 24 hours
Our Hotline proudly works in partnership with
For those residing within the City of Salem area, the Hotline provides limited emergency assistance to prevent utility disconnections and eviction, and to pay for life-sustaining prescription medications.
Click HERE to learn more about what you need to qualify for assistance.
PARENTS PLEASE NOTE: If you have children under the age of 18 we ask that you do not bring your children during the hours of 8:00 am to 2:30 pm. We operate a day center for homeless individuals and it is not an appropriate environment for children. If this presents as a barrier for you, mention this to our Hotline staff ,and we will schedule your appointment from 2:30pm – 4:00pm, or other arrangements can be made.
Crisis & Suicide Intervention
Each year, Northwest Human Services’ Crisis and Information Hotline responds to over 25,000 callers from Marion, Polk, Linn and Yamhill counties, each needing crisis and/or suicide intervention assistance. The qualified and experienced Hotline staff perform confidential suicide and risk assessments, provide reassurance, and help callers overcome and rebound from the personal crises that beset most of us at some time in our lives.
The Hotline is accredited by the American Association of Suicidology and staffed 24 hours-a-day, 7 days-a-week.
If you are experiencing a crisis, please call our Hotline at 503.581.5535 or 1.800.560.5535
Sometimes, a small thing you do can mean everything in another person's life...
And small things add up to big things! Oftentimes, emotional crisis, and financial crisis are heavily intertwined and can magnify times of stress. Our Crisis Hotline staff meets people where they are and lifts them up in times of need, no matter the situation.
Please join us in our efforts to help those who need it the most. We rely heavily on donations to provide critical life-saving needs and services.
Click HERE for more information on volunteer opportunities at NWHS or HERE to learn about how your donations will impact our programs and clients.
Administration Offices: 681 Center St NE, Salem, OR 97301 | Ph. 503.588.5828 | F. 503.588.5852 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org