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WE'RE HERE FOR YOU 24/7. SUICIDE PREVENTION AND 2-1-1:
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Giving Hope

HeartLine connects Oklahomans to help, hope and information – 24 hours a day.

As Oklahoma’s suicide-prevention experts and 24-hour crisis contact center, we lead the charge in operating a comprehensive support system. We are structured to effectively bring resources and compassionate, nonjudgmental support to Oklahomans in need and to prevent suicide in our communities. Our work focuses on compassionate listening, connecting those in need to important resources, crisis intervention and suicide prevention. These objectives lead to individuals and families who are able to improve the quality of their own lives.

Serving Oklahomans In Need

Serving Oklahomans in Need

HeartLine’s roots stem from the LifeLine telephone ministry, which originated in Sydney, Australia, in 1963 and grew to a worldwide movement by 1966. In 1967, the program arrived in the United States under the name CONTACT. By the mid-‘70s, CONTACT centers were the largest provider of telephone helpline and crisis intervention services in the country. In 1971, through the hard work and dedication of the mental health and faith communities of central Oklahoma, the Oklahoma City CONTACT Center was opened. In its first year, 100 volunteers were trained, and 8,200 calls were answered. For many years, CONTACT’s mission centered on providing compassionate listening for those in need.

On January 1, 2005, the organization was renamed HeartLine and charged with a new, broader mission: connecting Oklahomans with help, hope and information 24 hours a day. We now help more than 200,000 Oklahomans in need each year.

Awards and Accomplishments

Our work and dedication to our community have led to recognition from the following organizations:

Accreditations

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Awards

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