Light and Shadow

Youths, Children & Families

START (Short-Term Assessment, Response and Treatment)

START by Fraser Health

The Short Term, Assessment, Response, Treatment (START) Team provides confidential mental health crisis intervention services for children and teens. Formerly known as the Child and Youth Crisis Program.

FREE: Ages 6-18

No referral needed

Telephone: 1-844-782-7811


Monday- Friday 9 am - 9pm

Saturday and Sundays 12pm - 9pm

Note: This site is a community-based volunteer mental health collaboration. All information on is for educational purposes only. For specific advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor, psychologist, or psychiatrist. 

For emergencies call 911.