Helping Crisis Organizations Since 1967
International Council for Helplines is a membership organization that supports organizations who offer helpline services.
Become a Member
Get support, guidance and assistance from our thriving, robust community.
Get Accredited
Ensure your community that you adhere to best practices, maintain ethical standards and offer the highest quality services.
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If you are in crisis and located in the United States, call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or go to
If it is a life-threatening emergency, call 9-1-1.  If you are outside of the United States, go to to locate the nearest crisis helpline.

Empower Your Organization

We help crisis organizations succeed by offering:


Demonstrate a commitment to excellence.

Standards of Excellence

Ensure you are operating with helpline best practice standards.
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Expand existing programs or start a new service.

Ensuring Success

Trainings are designed to meet your needs.
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Member Support

Join a community of helpline peers.

A Thriving Community

Experience interactive, collaborative openness to sharing of ideas and practices.
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Your charitable contribution will help support and enhance our programs and services. From accreditations to customized training programs, consultations, and conferences, we are committed to helping organizations increase their impact within their communities.