About Crisis Clinic

Mission Statement

We provide compassionate support and resources to empower those in crisis every hour of every day.


We do this by:

  • Answering a volunteer-powered Crisis Line, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
  • Strengthening individual resilience through crisis intervention, resources, and referrals.
  • Raising awareness of and expanding access to community services.
  • Showing respect, empathy and compassion to all.
  • Training our community to prevent suicide among seniors, adults and youth.
  • Offering inclusive volunteer opportunities to members of the community.


Our Vision is a Community where everyone in crisis gets the help they need to survive and thrive.

Core Values:



(empathy, respect, non-judgmental)






(empowerment / heard and understood)

Crisis Clinic Staff

Zachary Duncan

Zachary Duncan

Executive Director

Zach Duncan joined The Crisis Clinic of Thurston and Mason Counties as it’s Executive Director in December of 2022. Zach Duncan has lived in the Olympia-area community for his entire life, and first started his journey with The Crisis Clinic as an intern with The Evergreen State College during his second year of undergraduate studies. Zach served a year as the Crisis Clinic’s AmeriCorps staff before leaving for graduate school in 2018 and eventually returning to the organization in 2022. Zach attended graduate school at University of Washington where he received his Master’s in Social Work and previously worked in the child welfare sector before returning to The Crisis Clinic as its new Executive Director.
Nora Hanson

Nora Hanson

Board of Directors Vice President and Treasurer

Board Of Directors

  • Aram Wheeler, President
  • Nora Hanson, Vice President and Treasurer
  • Kelly Franklin
  • Ronald Fisher
  • Ken Bailey