Distress Centre Halton

Registered charity that supports people in the community to better cope with crisis, loneliness, and emotional stress * provides telephone support on the Distress Line 365 days a year

  • all services are confidential, anonymous, free and available to all age groups
  • staffed by volunteers who receive extensive training including communication, sensitivity, crisis management and active listening

Distress Line

  • listening, befriending and crisis intervention by telephone


  • 10 minute check-in phone call to provide medication or appointment reminders, and to check on client's well-being

Speaking Engagements

  • available to speak with a club, class, or group about the services provided or to teach courses on active listening skills

Training and Workshops (fee-for-service)

  • safeTALK training

Distress Line volunteer opportunities available * must meet certain criteria and attend all mandatory training sessions * contact for more information

Work: 905-849-4559 x102
Crisis Line Number: 905-849-4541 (Oakville)
Crisis Line Number: 905-877-1211 (North Halton)
Crisis Line Number: 905-681-1488 (Burlington)
Website: Website
Kathleen Bontigao-Legaspi, Coordinator, TeleCheck Program and Community Outreach
Rose Ford, Coordinator, Office Operations and Administration
Dara Eisner Clancy, Executive Director
Agency Status
Last Full Update
October 6, 2020