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

Halton Region, ON
Hours: Distress line daily 24 hours
Phone: 905-849-4559 ext 102
Crisis: Distress Lines: 905-849-4541 (Oakville) * 905-877-1211 (North Halton) * 905-681-1488 (Burlington)


No restrictions




None; None


Not Applicable - Telephone service only



Primary Contact Person

Kathleen Bontigao-Legaspi , Coordinator, TeleCheck Program and Community Outreach

Areas Served

Hamilton (City of); Halton Region; Peel Region;

Agency Type

Non Profit