Distress Centre Halton
Distress Centre

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

provides online support with Crisis Chat/Text during limited hours

  • 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

Chat and Text

  • connects one-on-one with a Chat volunteer in real time, from the user's computer

  • text available at 647-557-6250

  • click here for more information and next session date

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

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

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


No restrictions


Call or text




Not Applicable



Areas Served

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

Agency Type

Non Profit