Crisis Lines & Programs
24-Hour Crisis Line
Confidential, anonymous telephone counseling and referral information is provided any time of day or night by trained crisis volunteers. Immediate crisis intervention over the phone can decrease the need for more intensive counseling services.
From Davis, call (530) 756-5000
From Woodland, call (530) 666-7778
- From West Sacramento, call (916) 372-6565
ASK Teen Crisis Line
The Allied Services for Kids (ASK) teen line began in December 1994 to provide 24-hour availability to teens and families in crisis. Whatever the problem, teens are welcome to call this confidential and anonymous crisis line for support.
- From Davis, call (530) 753-0797
- From Woodland, call (530) 668-8445
- From West Sacramento, call (916) 371-3779
School Safety Tip Line
This 24-hour confidential tip line is where students in Davis and Woodland can report concerns about school safety, including information about possible violence or incidents of harassment. Since the school shooting tragedy at Columbine, such student reports have saved hundreds of lives.
- Regarding Davis schools, call (530) 758-SAFE or (530) 758-7233
- Regarding Woodland schools, call (530) 668-HELP or (530) 668-4357
"Choose Life" School Education Program
Classroom presentations are provided to junior high and high school students in Yolo County, emphasizing the warning signs of suicide, creating peer awareness, and stressing the importance of reaching out for help. To schedule a presentation at your school, contact the business office at (530) 756-7542 or e-mail us.
Survivors of Suicide Support Group
Suicide Prevention and Crisis Services of Yolo County facilitates a “Friends and Family of Suicide Loss” support group for adults. The effect on friends and family of suicide loss can be overwhelming. Survivors of suicide loss often state that no other loss has been as painful or confusing. Additional feelings of guilt, anger, and sadness can create a complicated grief process. In a group with others who have shared a similar loss, support comes from exploring, sharing, and clarifying feelings. Because suicide grief can have an ongoing impact, individuals are encouraged to consider attending no matter how long ago the suicide occurred. At various times during the year, the group generally meets for eight consecutive Wednesday evenings at the Suicide Prevention business office in Davis.
Group topics will include:
"Understanding Grief - How long does the pain last?"
"Anniversaries, Holidays, Rituals and Memorials"
"Stress and Coping -What helps?"
There is no fee for this group, which is funded by the Ladd Clark Memorial Fund and Suicide Prevention and Crisis Services of Yolo County. The group size will be limited, so please e-mail us or call us at (530) 756-7542 to register for the group or to discuss whether this group may be helpful for you or a family member. If you would like more information, this is a website that has helpful information on bereavement and suicide, as well as support group listings if you don't happen to be in the Yolo County area.