Distress/Crisis Lines

If you feel like you would like someone to speak to immediately or you feel you cannot keep yourself safe, distress and crisis lines can provide in the moment support and are open 24 hours a day (unless otherwise specified):

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

Community Crisis Line Scarborough Health Network: 416 495-2891 for 24/7 telephone crisis support. 

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

Durham Crisis and Mental Health Line: 905 666-0483

Gerstein Centre Crisis Line: 416 929-5200

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

Mobile Crisis of Peel: 905 278-9036, 24 hours, 7 days a week (Mississauga, Brampton, Caledon)

Multilingual Distress Line: English, Cantonese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Spanish, Hindi, Punjabi and Urdu, for at risk and vulnerable individuals in Peel Region: 905-459-7777

Spectra Helpline: 416 920-0497 or 905 459-7777 for Brampton and Mississauga residents

Languages: English, Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu, Spanish, Portuguese

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

Cultural services


Provides Muslim and non-muslim youth with support for a wide array of life stressors and challenges with mental health.
Peer-counsellors provide immediate support over the phone from 12:00 pm to 9:00 pm, 7 days a week and text support from 12:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Monday to Friday.

Phone: 1-866-627-3342 (NASEEHA), Text: 1 (866) 627-3342 (NASEEHA)

Black Youth Helpline: 

Multicultural youth helpline serves all youth and specifically responds to the needs of Black youth (English, French and other languages available upon request). This is not a crisis line. 9am to 10pm, 7 days a week. Clients can also submit service requests 24 hours a day using the ‘contact us form’ on the website

Toronto phone: 416-285-9944, National phone: 1-833-294-8650, Email:

Talk 4 Healing: 

Provides support for Indigenous women, by Indigenous women, across Ontario, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. in Oji-Cree, Ojibway, Cree, Algonquin, Inuktitut, Mohawk, Oneida, Odawa, Potawatomi, Micmac, Black Foot, Anishinaabe, Moose Cree, Swampy Cree and English and French.

Phone: 1-855-554-HEAL (4325), Text: 1-855-554-HEAL (4325), Chat:

Toronto Rape Crisis Centre/Multicultural Women Against Rape:

Provides confidential crisis intervention and support services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to: anyone who has any form of abuse.

Phone: 416-597-8808

Assaulted Women’s Helpline:

Provides anonymous and confidential crisis counselling 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for all women in Ontario who have experienced any form of abuse.

Services are also available at all times for women who are deaf, deaf-blind and hard of hearing: 1-866-863-0511, TTY: 1-866-863-7868

Victim Services Toronto:

Provides immediate on-scene crisis response, intervention, and prevention services to victims, survivors, family members and witnesses of crime and sudden tragedies 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Services in over 35 languages: 416-808-7066

Multilingual Distress Line:

Services for at risk and vulnerable individuals in Peel Region: 905-459-7777 (English, Cantonese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Spanish, Hindi, Punjabi and Urdu)

Spectra Helpline:

416 920-0497 or 905 459-7777 (English, Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu, Spanish, Portugues)