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Toronto Distress Centres

Box 243, Adelaide P.O, Toronto

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Our Programs

408-HELP Line – 24/7 Distress and Crisis Line

  • Serves the GTA; 365 days a year
  • For over 45 years, has provided essential, life-sustaining emotional support to those in need
  • More than 100,000 calls placed each year. We respond to more than 75,000 calls annually
  • Provides high-risk crisis follow-up by telephone when requested
  • Provides back-up and after-hours service for social service and mental health providers

Survivor Support Program

  • Provides individualized support for survivors – bereaved family and friends – of suicide and homicide
  • Provides follow-up series of group support sessions
  • Maintains Suicide Resource Centre
  • Consultation and support to community and caregivers in the aftermath of sudden, violent death

Caller Reassurance Program

  • Provides case managed style support to at-risk and vulnerable seniors
  • Provides scheduled outbound calls on regular basis
  • Helps to improve participants social and emotional well-being

Community Outreach and Education

  • Provides consultation and outreach to other organizations and service providers across the province
  • Supports development of social programs to meet community needs (e.g., Assaulted Women’s Helpline)
  • Presents workshops on suicide prevention, crisis intervention and related subjects by request
  • Provides consultation and education for sudden, violent death and grief support
  • Participates in community events to build greater public awareness
  • Provides comprehensive training in front-line emotional support, crisis intervention and suicide prevention
  • Provides opportunities for skill development to community members

Distress Centres
416-408-HELP (4357)
24 hours a day
151-language interpreter service
TTY service for the hearing impaired: 416-408-0007

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