Nelson Community Services does not provide crisis intervention.
Our programs and services are interactive and engage with clients on a planned or scheduled basis.
If you would like to meet with one of our staff, please contact us during our daytime hours.
If you feel in need of immediate support, please consider these resources:
Kootenay Boundary Regional Crisis and Information Line: 1 888 353 2273 24-hour telephone Support and Referrals from trained staff and volunteers.
Crisis 24 hrs: 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)
Mental Health Info Line — 1-800-661-2121
The Seniors’ Distress Line—604-872-1234
Mental Health Support — 310-6789 310Mental Health Support (310-6789) is the toll-free provincial access to emotional support, information and resources specific to mental health.
Alcohol & Drug Information & Referral Service — 1 800 663-1441 This service is available to people needing help with any kind of substance abuse issues 24 hours a day. It provides information and referral to education, prevention and treatment services and regulatory agencies.
Online Chat (available from Noon to 1 AM): click here > > > CrisisCentreChat.ca is a service operated by the Crisis Centre of BC.
Problem Gambling Help Line — 1 888 795-6111 A 24-hour information and referral service for anyone who is adversely affected by their own or another’s gambling habit.
NCS is a multi-service, multi-funded non-profit agency that has been serving our community since 1972.
NCS has a volunteer Board of Directors who share their vision, mission and values.
OUR MISSION: To support the well-being of families, youth, and individuals in our community by providing counselling, housing, support, and outreach services.
OUR VISION: A compassionate and empowered community where families, youth and individuals receive the supports and services they need to live dignified, resilient and hopeful lives.
Nelson Community Services acknowledges that the land upon which we offer our services is the traditional territory of the peoples who have lived here for thousands of years — the Ktunaxa, the Sylix, and the Sinixt. We respect and honour all our relations.