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Distress Centre Halton

Contact Information
Office Phone 905-849-4559
Crisis Phone Oakville: 905-849-4541 * Burlington: 905-681-1488 * Halton Hills: 905-877-1211
Fax 905-849-7569
Social Media Facebook Facebook:
Twitter Twitter:
Primary Contact Kathleen Bontigao-Legaspi, Manager, TeleCheck Program; Phone: 905-849-4559 ext 104; Email:
Alternate Contact Rose Ford, Donor Management and Accounts; Phone: 905-849-4559 ext 103; Email:
Agency Information
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 1974
Primary Executive Dara Eisner Clancy, Executive Director; Phone: 905-849-4559 ext 101; Email:
Funding Donations * United Way of Halton and Hamilton * Halton Region * 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
  • 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

  • 10 minute check-in phone call to provide medication or appointment reminders, and to check on client's well-being

Speaking Engagements (on hold until further notice)
  • available to speak with a club, class, or group about the services provided or to teach courses on active listening skills

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
Languages English
Fees None
Site Information
Site Location Halton Region
Located In Community Halton Region
Address & Map
Halton Region, ON
Mailing Address PO Box 776 
Oakville, ON L6K 0A9
Physical Access Not Applicable
Categories and Classification
HCSD Main Heading Emergency / Crisis ; Mental Health / Addictions
HCSD Sub Heading Distress Lines ; Distress Phone Lines
Service Categories General Crisis Intervention Hotlines ; Volunteer Opportunities
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