Community-Led Crisis Response Team (CLCR)

What is the Community-Led Crisis Response Team?

The Community-Led Crisis Response Team (CLCR), a program of AVI Health and Community Services, is funded by the Province of British Columbia and the Canadian Mental Health Association. CLCR is a peer-assisted care program and a mobile crisis response team, led by persons with lived/living experience and mental health professionals, who are able to de-escalate crises and develop community care plans with persons experiencing crisis.

The CLCR Team is an alternate approach to responding to someone in crisis that focuses on health, well-being and community support. Utilizing a community-based, client-centered, trauma-informed response, a peer-assisted model of care has been proven to help individuals navigate mental and social care services and reduce engagement with the justice system and emergency services.

The CLCR team can be reached at 250-818-2454. The Team's current hours are Monday-Friday, 7:30am-12:30am and Saturday and Sunday from 2pm-9pm.  These hours are subject to change. 

For inquiries related to the CLCR program, contact Lacey Mesley at

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