In Crisis?

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If you need help in an emergency or are in crisis, visit your local emergency department or call 911.

Contact a distress centre in Ontario near you (phone numbers provided below)


Distress lines

Operated by various agencies. When in need of someone to talk to. Open 24 hours a day (unless otherwise indicated).

Crisis Services Canada toll-free 1-833-456-4566 or text 45645

Toronto Distress Centres 416-408-HELP (4357)

Gerstein Centre 416-929-5200

Telecare 416-920-0497
Languages: Mandarin & Cantonese

Contact Centre Telecare Peel 905-459-7777
Languages: English, Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu, Spanish, Portuguese

Assaulted Women's Helpline 416-863-0511, toll-free 1-866-863-0511

Warm Line, Progress Place 416-960-WARM (9276) every day from 8pm to 12 midnight

Kids Help Phone 1 800 668-6868

Distress Centre Peel 905-278-7208

Durham Crisis Line 905-666-0483

Distress Centre Halton Oakville: 905-849-4541
Burlington: 905-681-1488
Milton/Halton Hills: 905-877-1211


Crisis Addiction Services

Toronto Withdrawal Management System
1-866-366-9513 Hours: 24/7, 365 days a year. Central Access is a primary point of entry into the Toronto Withdrawal Management Services system referral system (operated by St. Michael's Hospital)


Mobile Crisis Response Teams (24hrs/7days)


  • Gerstein Centre Crisis Line - 416-929-5200 service borders: south to the lake, north to Eglington, east to Bayview to Danforth and then to Victoria Park, west to Jane St.
  • St. Mike's Hospital Mobile Crisis Team via Police Department (911) accessible through police (no direct number).

North York/ Etobicoke:

  • Provided by St. Elizabeth Health Care 416-498-0043, Service borders: South to the lake to Jane, to Eglington, Eglington east to Victoria Park, north to Steeles, and west to Hwy 427
  • St. Joseph's Hospital Mobile Crisis Team via Police Department (911) accessible through police (no direct number).

Scarborough/East York:

  • Scarborough Hospital Regional Mobile Crisis Team 416-495-2891. Service borders: south to the lake, north to Steeles Ave., east to Port Union Rd., and west to Victoria Park

York Region:

  • Community Crisis Response Service, Distress Centre, 905-310-COPE (2673)

Peel Region:

  • Mobile Crisis of Peel 905-278-9036, (Mississauga, Brampton, Caledon)
  • Credit Valley Hospital 905-813-4141. Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. and Saturday, Sunday and Statutory holidays, 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.


  • St. Joseph’s Hospital Crisis Outreach and Support Team (COAST), 905-972-8338


  • Durham Crisis Services, 905-666-0483


  • Crisis Outreach and Support Team (COAST) 1-877-825-9011. Covers: Oakville, Milton, Georgetown, Acton and Burlington


Dual Diagnosis crisis services

Peel Crisis Capacity Network 905 273-4900
Provides crisis response services within 24 hours to individuals with a developmental disability (including dual diagnosis) who are 11 years of age or older.

These services are provided for information only, without recommendation by MDAO.