New Hope is proud to have been a program of Catholic Charities of Orange County since June 2013. Originally founded in 1968, New Hope has trained volunteer peer counselors to answer our 24/7 faith-based, telephone hotline (1-714-NEW-HOPE) for more than 50 years. (Please note: We are not a drop-in service and do not provide any face-to-face services.)
The New Hope Crisis Counseling Hotline’s mission is to provide, free of charge, a suicide prevention and crisis intervention telephone hotline which offers nonjudgmental peer counseling and Godly love to anyone seeking help, 365 days a year, around the clock. No call is turned away and no issue is too small to be heard. Each volunteer is committed to provide active listening, empathy, compassion, grief counseling, crisis intervention, suicide assessment & intervention, goal-setting, prayer, and community referrals to hurting people. We serve all people no matter what their gender, color, ethnicity, religion, socioeconomic status, lifestyle, or geographic location.
Our volunteers are all friendly and caring people and will be glad to assist anyone who needs to talk about any issue they are having. We provide free, year-round live training class series to train new volunteers to join us. If you wish to be part of our team, please contact our Director, Dr. Louise S. Dunn at [email protected]
Dr. Louise S. Dunn
New Hope Crisis Counseling Hotline