In the event of a life-threatening emergency,
please dial 911.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to connect individuals in crisis with skilled counselors. Individuals should call if considering suicide, or if in need of help with substance abuse, economic worries, relationship and family problems, sexual orientation, illness, getting over abuse, depression, mental or physical illness, or loneliness.
Colonial Behavioral Health - Emergency Services:
Colonial Behavioral Health’s Emergency Services Department addresses urgent or severe behavioral health crises as required by the Code of Virginia. Emergency Services staff provides 24-hour crisis assessment and referral services to individuals living in James City County, Poquoson, Williamsburg and York County.
Child REACH: ID/DD Crisis Services:
Child Reach: ID/DD Children’s Crisis Project is a 24/7 mobile crisis intervention program that provides crisis support to children 18 years and younger, who have a documented diagnosis of Developmental Disability and who are experiencing a crisis due to behavioral or psychiatric status. Families residing in the following areas are eligible for services: Chesapeake, Hampton, James City County, Mid-Peninsula/Northern Neck, Newport News, Norfolk, Poquoson, Portsmouth, York County, Virginia Beach, Western Tidewater and Williamsburg.
REACH: Adult ID/DD Crisis Services:
REACH is a 24/7 mobile crisis intervention program that provides crisis support to adults, 18 years and older who have a documented diagnosis of Developmental Disability, and who are experiencing a crisis due to behavioral or psychiatric
needs. Individuals residing in the following areas are eligible for services: Chesapeake, Hampton, James City County, Mid-Peninsula/Northern Neck, Newport News, Norfolk, Poquoson, Portsmouth, York County, Virginia Beach, Western Tidewater and Williamsburg.
The Trevor Project - Lifeline:
The only national 24/7 crisis intervention and suicide prevention lifeline for LGBTQ young people, (age 13-24 yrs).
Veteran Crisis Line:
The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text. Veterans and their loved ones can call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, chat online, or send a text message to 838255 to receive confidential support 24 hours a day / 7 days a week / 365 days a year
Avalon: A Center for Women and Children 24 hour Help Line:
Avalon provides shelter and support for those experiencing domestic violence and sexual assault in the Great Williamsburg area. If you or someone you know is in an abusive relationship and needs help or would like to speak with someone, confidential help is available 24 hours a day by calling our Help Line.
Laurel House 24-Hour Crisis Line:
804-694-5552 or 804-694-5890
Laurel House assists victims of sexual assault and domestic violence living in Gloucester, Mathews, Middlesex, King William and King and Queen Counties.
Community Resource Center – United Way of Greater Williamsburg:
The Community Resource Center provides assistance with and referrals for mental health services; medication; services for the terminally ill and their families; seniors; people with disabilities; housing, homelessness and evictions; utilities; food; clothing; transportation; veteran services; and holiday assistance programs to residents of James City County, Williamsburg and the Bruton District of York County.
Help for Homeless Veterans:
Veterans who are homeless or at imminent risk of becoming homeless can call 1-877-424-3838, where VA staff is ready to help.
Housing Crisis Hotline:
The Housing Crisis Hotline is as a centralized assessment and referral entity only. The hotline provides information and referrals to eligible prevention and shelter programs. If phone assessment specialists are helping other individuals, please leave a message and your call will be returned within 24 hours.
The Salvation Army – Williamsburg:
The Salvation Army provides assistance with rent, food, clothing, utilities and medication costs for residents of Williamsburg, James City County and the Bruton District of York County.