Community resources to help each other

Community Resources

If this is an emergency, please call 911 or visit your nearest local emergency room immediately.

Distress Lines

Toronto Distress Center: 416 408-4357 or 408-HELP

Gerstein Centre: 416 929-5200

Spectra Helpline: 416 920-0497 or 905 459-7777 for Brampton and Mississauga residents
TTY: 905 278-4890; Languages: English, Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu, Spanish, Portuguese

Assaulted Women's Helpline: 416 863-0511; Toll-free: 1 866 863-0511

Kids Help Phone: 1 800 668-6868; Languages: English and French

Community Crisis Line Scarborough and Rouge Hospital: 416 495-2891

Durham Crisis and Mental Health Line: 905 666-0483

Distress Centre Halton: For Residents of the Halton Region (Burlington, Halton Hills, Milton, and Oakville). Oakville: 905-849-4541; Burlington: 905-681-1488; Milton/Halton Hills: 905-877-1211

Addictions & Substance Abuse

CAPSA Peer Support Group: Free peer-facilitated group meetings (includes virtual meetings). Evidence-based practices and tools designed to help those who are questioning their relationship with substances. Find a meeting.

Drug Rehab Services: Free, confidential professional help and resource for drug and alcohol addiction in Canada. 1-877-254-3348

Alcoholics Anonymous: Free meetings and support for people who come together to solve their drinking problem. Find A.A. near you

Narcotics Anonymous: Free meetings (includes virtual) and support for anyone who wants to stop using drugs may become a member. This is a program of complete abstinence from all drugs. 1-855-562-2262

SMART Recovery: Free support meetings (in-person and virtual) open to anyone seeking science-based, self-empowered addiction recovery. Find a meeting.

Other Helpful Links

Talk Suicide Canada: 1-833-456-4566 provides nationwide, 24-hour, bilingual support to anyone who is facing suicide.

Toronto Seniors Helpline: 416-217-2077 is a specialized service for seniors in Toronto which provides assistance in stabilizing age-related mental health and addiction crises, risk and safety assessments, immediate referrals to community mobile crisis units, and support for families and caregivers

Toronto Rape Crisis Centre: 416-597-8808 is a grassroots collective working towards a violence-free world by providing anti-oppressive, feminist peer support to survivors of sexual violence through support, education and activism.  Callers can be anyone who has been raped, sexually assaulted or abused, women who have had unwanted sexual touching, incest survivors and friends or family.

York Support Services Network:  905-898-6455 If you, or someone you care about, are depressed, distressed, lonely, anxious, scared or angry, you can call York Support Services 24/7.  They have been serving York Region for over 15 years and have now expanded their telephone support to include North York.

Let us help you, help yourself.