Crisis Intervention of Houston, Inc. (CIH) is a 501 c 3 nonprofit organization with the sole mission to help people in crisis.

THE HOTLINE: 832.416.1177   |   TEEN: 832.416.1199 (call)  |  TEEN: 281.201.4430 (text)


Our Mission:

To help people in crisis.

We help people in crisis through intervention and referral for
issues around mental health and suicidal thoughts.

You Talk. We Listen.

Crisis Intervention of Houston, Inc. is a 501c3 nonprofit organization with the sole mission to help people in crisis. We operate free, confidential, anonymous crisis and suicide prevention counseling, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

We offer the only Survivor of Suicide Support Group serving Houston/Harris County and immediate surrounding counties.  We are available to provide presentations and suicide prevention education on a limited basis. We provide links to resources and other nonprofit organizations that provide other critical suicide prevention services.




TEEN: 832.416.1199 (call) |  TEEN: 281.201.4430 (text)


We Can Help!

Every 12 minutes, someone in the US dies by suicide. And for every one suicide, there are 25 attempts. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the US and the number and rates of are rising. Each year , more than 900,000 emergency department visits are made by people thinking of suicide. 

We are here to help you if you are feeling depressed, feeling isolated, are dealing with mental health trauma, or just need someone to talk to.

Call 832-416-1177 or TeenTalk 832-416-1199


Our Impact

  • Decreased suicide ideation
  • Decreased anxiety among the crisis callers
  • Improved self esteem
  • Increase awareness of suicide risk
  • Improved conflict resolution skills
  • Increased education on preventing suicide
  • Community partnerships established

Our Legacy




What began in 1970 with one red phone and a donated hotel room continues 40+ years later with a cloud-based telephone system, texting, messaging, and other services to ensure persons in crisis are served.



Crisis Callers Served

Since 1970, more than 3 million persons in crisis have called the Hotline. 



Volunteers Utilized

Crisis Intervention is thankful for the dedication and commitment of our all our volunteers who provide countless hours of support to persons in crisis. 


Our Programs

Crisis Intervention of Houston is committed to providing an array of support services and programs that help people in crisis.


Crisis counseling

Crisis counseling is provided through hotlines that operate on a 24-hour, 7-day a week basis. The hotlines are operated by trained volunteer crisis counselors. Crisis counseling is provided to immediately help a person in crisis or dealing with suicide ideation find emotional stability to better receive a mental health referral. 

The Hotline:  832-416-1177 
for the general public dealing with emotional trauma or suicide ideation.

TeenTalk:  832-416-1199
for teens dealing with emotional trauma or suicide ideation. 

ACTNOW:  832-680-0108
is operated in partnership with the Alliance for Compassion and Tolerance ( to reach teens and youth suffering from mental health illness, depression, substance abuse or other crises.


Education & Presentations

Educational presentations and trainings are offered to schools, businesses, churches, and community-based organizations to teach crisis intervention, suicide prevention, and post-vention skills and techniques.



Survivors of Suicide (SOS)

Self-help support group offering grief support for those who have lost someone to suicide. Please contact support group facilitator (and survivor) for details on Survivors of Suicide (SOS) loss group in your area:

Lynne Henrion

Lynne Henrion

Karen Jones

Sandy Vanya

Jenny Lee


Crisis Response Team (CRT)

A group of trained professionals and volunteers who provide on-site crisis counseling support to businesses, schools, churches, and community-based organizations that have experienced a traumatic event, such as suicide, personal loss, environmental disasters, tragedy in the workplace or school violence. 

Crisis Intervention partners with Houston Galveston Institute to provide crisis response related to traumatic events.

Please call 832-416-1200 and we can get you connected.



“We all have times when life feels hard; when we’re frustrated and tired and just want to hide away. If that is you right now, don’t worry – every caterpillar has to rest to become a butterfly and you’ll soon find your wings again. In the meantime, let your Angels wrap you in theirs. You are so loved.” 

– Anna Taylor



Get Involved


We can only do what we do with the help of people like you.  If you feel drawn to help, we have a few ways listed below.  Or please feel free to contact us and we would be happy to talk.  We look forward to connecting. 



Please share with us your experience of how Crisis Intervention of Houston has helped you!  We always love to hear back from the many people we have connected with over the years.

Volunteer opportunities

We are excited that you are interested in applying to volunteer or intern with Crisis Intervention of Houston!  Click the link below to learn more about our volunteer opportunities.

Make a Donation

Since 1970, we've served over 2 million people in crisis. Due to the ongoing need for our services, we are able to support the community because of the support of generous donors and volunteers.