Distress and Crisis Ontario

Contact Information
Office Phone 416-486-2242
Crisis Phone Varies by Location
Fax 519-342-0970
E-Mail info@dcontario.org
Website www.dcontario.org
Agency Information
Description (Agency) At a DC individuals can find a listening ear for lonely, depressed, and/or suicidal people, usually 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Many centres also have Suicide Survivor programs, support services for youth, telephone call out programs for seniors and vulnerable people, mental health Crisis Lines services and much more.
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 1972
Primary Executive Neta Gear, Executive Director
Funding Provincial
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) Distress and Crisis Ontario (DCO) is the provincial networking organization that supports and helps build and sustain the capacity of its member agencies in the continuum of support, referral and mental health services offered to the people of Ontario. At a Distress Centre, individuals can find a listening ear for lonely, depressed, and/or suicidal people, usually 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Many centres also have Suicide Survivor programs, support services for youth, telephone call out programs for seniors and vulnerable people, mental health Crisis Phone Lines, Online Chat services and much more. For a listing of member agencies,click here. 
 
ONTX Ontario Online & Text Crisis Service 
If you are in distress, crisis or having suicidal thoughts we are here to help and support you 7 days a week from 2 pm to 2 am. 
 
How to Chat 
* Chat is available on your computer, or mobile device from 2 pm to 2 am daily  
* Click Here to access.  
* You will need to complete a pre-chat survey, agree to terms and conditions of service, and a responder will be available to you. 
 
How to Text 
* Text is available from your mobile phone from 2pm to 2am daily and is accessed by dialing 258258. 
* You will need to complete a pre-chat survey, agree to terms and conditions of service, and a responder will be available to you.
Hours Not Specified
Meetings October
Areas Served Ontario
Eligibility No restrictions
Application No application process
Languages English
Fees None
Site Information
Located In Community Kitchener
Address & Map
30 Duke St W, Suite 1016
Kitchener, ON N2H 3W5
 
View Google Map
Intersection Weber St. E and Queen St. N
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Categories and Classification
HCSD Main Heading Emergency / Crisis ; Mental Health / Addictions
HCSD Sub Heading Distress Lines ; Distress Phone Lines
Service Categories General Crisis Intervention Hotlines

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