Distress Centre Halton Services

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

TeleCheck

  • 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

Mon-Sun
24 hours
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
Eligibility

No restrictions

Areas Served
Halton
Hamilton
Peel
Fees
Fee
None
Languages
English
Application Instructions

Call

Contact
Dara Eisner Clancy, Executive Director
Mark Howarth, Manager, Administrations and Operations
Kathleen Bontigao-Legaspi, Coordinator, TeleCheck Program and Community Outreach
Brenda Buchanan, Manager, Distress and Crisis Program
Last Full Update
January 10, 2022