rovided below is a directory of NWT Help Lines. If you need help of any kind, please don’t hesitate to use these services. They are there for you.
Alison McAteer House Crisis Line
Toll Free: 1-866-223-7775
24 hour crisis and support counselling for women who have experienced violence.
Critical Stress Management (CISM)
Volunteer team of nurses and others trained to heal individuals exposed to a traumatic event.
Emergency Protection Order
Toll Free: 1-866-223-7775 (or your local RCMP detachment)
24 hour access to an emergency order that will help keep you and your family safe from an abuser.
NWT Help Line
Phone: 867-920-2121 (in Yellowknife, Ndilo or Dettah)
Toll Free: 1-800-661-0844
24 hour access to information on topics such as depression, HIV/AIDS, and suicide prevention.
NWT Human Rights Commission
The NWT Human Rights Commission is an independent agency that administers the NWT Human Rights Act. The commission deals with complaints of discrimination. A person can file a complaint with the commission if they believe that they have been discriminated against contrary to the NWT Human Rights Act.
Toll Free: 1-866-286-5099
Free confidential help line for smokers who want to quit.
NWT Seniors’ Societies Information Line
Toll Free: 1-800-661-0878
Seniors and elders in the NWT can call this number to access information for their questions and concerns.
Provides safe, individualized and flexible respite support to families/primary caregivers of individuals, both children and adults, who have a disability.
Sutherland House Crisis Telephone Line
Phone collect: 1-867-872-4133
You can call this line collect from anywhere in the NWT if you are experiencing family violence.
The Centre for Northern Families
Emergency Line: 867-873-9131
Emergency housing, advocacy, prenatal and postnatal program, family support program, drop-in clothes depot.
Yellowknife Victim Services Program
Emergency Line: 867-669-1490 (24 hours)
Provides free services to residents of Yellowknife and surrounding communities who have been victimized by crime or tragedy. The program provides immediate and follow-up support to victims in the form of emotional support, referrals to community agencies, assistance with Victim Impact Statements, information about the legal system, and liaison with the police, hospital, court and other community services. Victim Services staff and volunteers provide 24 hour crisis support to victims to lessen the immediate effects of crime.