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Distress Centre Halton

Contact Information
Office Phone 905-849-4559 ext 102
Crisis Phone Distress Lines: 905-849-4541 (Oakville) * 905-877-1211 (North Halton) * 905-681-1488 (Burlington)
Fax 905-849-7569
E-Mail info@dchalton.ca
Website www.dchalton.ca
Social Media Facebook Facebook: www.facebook.com/DistressCentreHalton/
Twitter Twitter: twitter.com/DCOakville
Primary Contact Kathleen Bontigao-Legaspi, Coordinator, TeleCheck Program and Community Outreach; Phone: 905-849-4559 ext 104; Email: kathleen@dchalton.ca
Alternate Contact Rose Ford, Coordinator, Office Operations and Administration; Phone: 905-849-4559 ext 103; Email: rose@dchalton.ca
Contact Form www.dchalton.ca/contact-our-centre
Agency Information
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 1974
Primary Executive Dara Eisner Clancy, Executive Director; Phone: 905-849-4559 ext 101; Email: dara@dchalton.ca
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

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

Speaking Engagements
  • 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
 
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Mailing Address PO Box 776 
Oakville, ON L6K 0A9
Physical Access Not Applicable - Telephone service only
Categories and Classification
HCSD Main Heading Disabilities ; Emergency / Crisis ; Health Care ; Mental Health / Addictions ; Older Adults
HCSD Sub Heading Distress Lines ; Distress Phone Lines ; Home Support ; Home Support Programs ; Programs for Home Support
Service Categories General Crisis Intervention Hotlines ; Suicide Prevention Hotlines ; Telephone Reassurance ; Volunteer Opportunities

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