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Distress Centre Halton

Distress Centre Halton provides telephone and online support to people in our community to better cope with crisis, loneliness, and emotional stress.

Our Services:

You don’t have to be alone. Having the support of a friendly person who cares about your feelings and what you’re going through can make all the difference. We know that anyone, at any time, can find themselves feeling lonely or overwhelmed.

Our services are staffed by caring, compassionate, and well-trained volunteers. All services are free and confidential, and available to people of all ages.

Distress Line

People call us for lots of reasons, including:

  • Feelings of loneliness
  • Relationship issues
  • Bullying
  • Bereavement
  • Thoughts of suicide
  • School or work issues
  • Addictions
  • And many more … no issue is too big or too small

Call us. We listen. We care.

Oakville: 905-849-4541
Burlington: 905-681-1488
North Halton: 905-877-1211

Our Distress Line is available 24/7, 365 days of the year.


We’ll call you for a quick check-in to ensure:

  • Safety & Well-Being
  • Medication Reminders
  • Appointment Reminders
  • Community Referrals

Referrals can be made through the Canadian Mental Health Association or other mental health provider, or contact our office directly to speak with our TeleCheck Coordinator,
905-849-4559 x 104.

TeleCheck is available weekdays (excluding statutory holidays) 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Text & Chat

Like the Distress Line, people contact us for many reasons, but prefer to do so online.

Text: 647-557-6250


Text & Chat is offered throughout the week, check our website for available times.

About Us:

Distress Centre Halton is a non-profit charitable organization that provides telephone and online support to people 365 days of the year. We are a unique service in that we train volunteers for front-line work providing emotional support and befriending to people in distress or crisis.

Our service improves the health and wellness of people in our community and the quality of life of those who are feeling alone, isolated, and vulnerable.

Distress Centre Halton has a volunteer Board of Directors. We have 2 full-time staff and 3 part-time staff. We have 2 locations, in Oakville and Georgetown. Currently we have approximately 150 volunteers between the two Centres.

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