L'îlot is a non-profit organization that was created in June 2001 to provide crisis services to the residents of Laval. L’îlot offers a 24/7 phone line in suicide prevention for the entire population of Laval. Also, L’îlot offers psychosocial crisis intervention services to adults and an intensive follow-up for persons at high risk of suicide in the community.
Annually, more than 1,300 requests for crisis services are processed by our teams. Our Prévention Suicide Laval team responds to more than 4,125 calls from Laval residents concerned about suicide.
Our services ar all offered in French and in English.
More than 40 psychosocial workers are currently working to provide services to Laval residents in distress. Our workers all have training in the field of social services in addition to specific training in crisis intervention and suicide prevention offered once hired at L'îlot. Our workers also benefit from individual supervision, group supervision, continuous training and 24/7 clinical support.
Our Prévention suicide Laval team is availlable 24/7 to respond to suicidal individuals, their loved ones or those bereaved by suicide. Our workers are alors trained to intervene with suicidal children and teenagers.
Laval (regional line): 450-629-2911 | Everywhere in Quebec: 1-866-APPELLE (277-3553)
Access to crisis services is by referral only. Contact your doctor, your social worker of Info-Social (811, option 2), a professional will assess your situation with you and agree on a referral to our crisis services
Referrals made to our crisis service unit are received by a liaison worker. The crisis worker wil then quickly contact the person in crisis in order to assess safety and arrange a first meeting.
During the first meeting, one of our evaluators will visit the person's environment in order to understand the current situation, estimate the risks of commiting suicide and / or homicide, identify the person's needs and direct them towards the most suitable services. This first intervention is normally done within 24 to 48 hours following the referral to our services.
Crisis housing id offered to people requiring time away from their home or at high risk of committing suicide and/ or homicide, as well as to people who require intensive 24/7 support for the reorganization of certain aspects of their life. The length of stay is short, normally 5-6 days.
Crisis follow-up is offered to people who require increased support from a psychosocial worker. It aims to stabilize the risk factors linked to the crisis situation and to increase the protective factors. The intervention is of short duration, for a maximum of 6 to 7 weeks, and takes place mainly in the person's surroundings.
An intensive follow-up can be offered to people at high risk of suicidal act, as reffered to by a doctor or psychiatrist from the hospitals serving the territory. It aims to reduce the risk factors of suicide, to increase the presence of protective factors and to connect the person with a network of professionals.
Since 2001, L'îlot has rented a building that now has insufficient space for all the ervices offered, the increase in requests for services, in addition to a lease that will expire soon and cannot be renewed. L'îlot now wishes to acquire a building that better meets its organizational need and its vision of a crisis and suicide prevention center.
However, such a project is expensive. After two decades of helping Laval residents, L'îlot is now in need of support for this great transition. It is therefore currently looking for donations to finance The Archipelago of L'îlot project.
Learn more about this huge project by downloading the project presentation document below (in French). Also, visit the Make a donation section to contribute to this project.
In order to support L'ïlot, three types of donations can be made:
Since its beginnings, L'îlot has helped mors than 13,750 persons. If, for each person who benefited from the services, a donation of 50$ was made by themselves or a loved one, L'îlot would accumulate an amount of 687 500$! All donations are important fo L'ïlot, regardless of the amount.
Donations can be received at any time via a secure platform that will produce an automated tax receipt. This is a safe and secure way to support L'îlot.
L'îlot accepts donations by check. To receive a charity receipt, please clearly indicate your full name, adress and contact details in your mailing.
Your information and check can be sent to the following adress:
L'ïlot - Centre de crise et de prévention du suicide de Laval
C.P. 27502, comptoir Pont-Viau
Laval (Quebec) H7G 4Y2
* Please make your check payable to L'îlot
Sometimes forgotten, a donation by will is another great way to help. Talk to your notary or accountant about this option.
L'îlot would like to thank all the people wo give generously.
Nan zòn Laval, nou gen sèvis ki disponib 24 sou 24 e ki louvri chak jou pou tout moun ki bezwen èd fas ak pwoblèm suisid. Sèvis yo konfidansyèl e yo disponib san patipri e kèlkeswa sitiyasyon imigrasyon moun lan.
Nou la pou ede tout manm fanmi, tout pwòch oubyen tout moun ki ta fè fas ak yon pwoblèm suisid direktèman oubyen endirektèman. Pa ezite kontakte entèvenan nou yo nan « Prévention suicide Laval » nan nimewo sa yo : 450-629-7153 (pou zòn Laval) oubyen nan 1 866-APPELLE (277-3553) (pou tout Rejyon Kebèk la).
Si w santi ou kaba oubyen yon ti detrès sikolojik pa ezite pale ak Medsen fanmi ou an, oubyen rele nan Enfo-Sosyal (811, opsyon 2) pou w ka jwen pwofesyonèl ki edew jwen bon jan sèvis.
Sèvis yo disponib an fransè ak anglè chak jou. E li posib pou jwen sèvis an kreyòl selon disponibilite entèvenan nou yo.
***Sonje sèvis kreyòl la pa toujou garanti men li disponib lè gen entèvenan ki kapab fè sa.
Si tú o alguien que conoces están atravesando por una situación difícil, te sientes solo, triste, sin esperanzas, no encuentras soluciones a tus problemas. Pierdes el interés en tu familia y amigos, tienes la impresión que eres una carga para ellos por eso te aislas, no tienes ganas de ir a trabajar o estudiar. Tus pensamientos están oscuros, tienes ideas que te incitan a querer hacerte daño, ya no tienes razones de vivir. Tienes miedo que te juzguen y vergüenza de decir que tienes ideas de suicidio.
El suicidio se puede evitar si buscas ayuda, existen servicios gratuitos y confidenciales. No te preocupes por tu estatuto de inmigración, puedes usar esos servicios. No dudes en contactar la línea de prevención en suicidio a Laval, los servicios son 24/7 al 450-629-2911 o por todo Québec marcando el 1-866-277-3553.
Puede comunicarse también llamando a info-social al 811 opción #2, los intervenantes podrán guiarlo para encontrar un servicio que le pueda dar un apoyo psicológico en un centro de crisis. Los servicios se ofrecen en francés y en inglés. Dependiendo de la disponibilidad del centro, es posible tener una cita con un intervenante psicosocial para evaluar la situacion y ver cual es el servicio adecuado para usted o para su ser querido.