Distress and Crisis Ontario

Record #: IMP0146
Last Full Update: 24 Mar 2023

Contact Information

Office Phone 416-486-2242, Administrative line, not crisis line
E-Mail info@dcontario.org
Website www.dcontario.org/#
Social Media Facebook Facebook, Instagram Instagram, Twitter Twitter

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



How to Chat

* Chat is available on computer, or mobile device from 2 pm-2 am daily

* Click Here to access.

* Will need to complete a pre-chat survey, agree to terms and conditions of service, and a responder will be available.



How to Text

* Text is available from mobile phone from 2 pm-2 am daily and is accessed by dialing 258258.

* Will need to complete a pre-chat survey, agree to terms and conditions of service, and a responder will be available.
Hours Not Specified * Chat and Text services available Mon-Sun 2 pm-2 am
Areas Served Ontario ; Ontario
Eligibility No restrictions
Application No application process
Languages English
Fees None

Site Information

Located In Community Waterloo
Address & Map
Waterloo, ON
Canada
Mailing Address PO Box 38038, King St N 
Waterloo, ON 
Canada N2J 4T9
Physical Access Not Applicable

Categories and Classification

HCSD Main Heading Emergency / Crisis ; Mental Health / Addictions
HCSD Sub Heading Distress Lines Including Chat & Text ; Distress Phone Lines Including Chat & Text
Service Categories Categorical Program Administrative Units ; General Crisis Intervention Hotlines ; Internet Based Crisis Intervention

Agency Overview