Distress Centre Halton

Site: Oakville Office

Service: Distress Centre

Contact Information
Office Phone Distress Lines: 905-849-4541 (Oakville) * 905-681-1488 (Burlington) * 905-877-1211 (North Halton)
Fax 905-849-7569
E-Mail info@dchalton.ca
Website www.dchalton.ca
Social Media Facebook Facebook: www.facebook.com/DistressCentreHalton/
Twitter Twitter: twitter.com/DCOakville
Agency Information
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 1974
Funding Donations * United Way of Halton and Hamilton * Foundations
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) 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

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
Hours Distress line daily 24 hours
Areas Served Halton Region ; Hamilton (City of) ; Peel Region
Boundaries Hamilton, Halton Region, and Peel Region
Eligibility No restrictions
Application Call or text
Languages English
Fees None
Site Information
Located In Community Oakville
Address & Map
Oakville, ON
 
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Mailing Address PO Box 776 
Oakville, ON L6K 0A9
Physical Access Not Applicable
Categories and Classification
Main Category Emergency / Crisis ; Mental Health / Addictions
Secondary Category Distress Lines ; Distress Phone Lines
Service Categories General Crisis Intervention Hotlines ; Volunteer Opportunities

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