Toronto Distress Centre

CIVICYork eCommunity
Community Get involved in York Region, visit CIVICYork.ca
Events Calendar For community events, visit our Community Calendar
Description & Services
Description Telephone support for individuals experiencing emotional distress, marginalization, social isolation and those who may require crisis intervention and suicide/family violence intervention service 
 
Support to adult members of families in which there has been a suicide or homicide * education to professional groups about problems and needs of survivors * those willing to travel into area will also be accommodated * individual and group support offered 
 
Services include: An emotional support service for those with chronic mental health problems * support and crisis intervention services for those currently experiencing situational distress or crisis * family violence response* suicide prevention services * emergency intervention and response 
 
If an individual needs urgent medical or psychiatric attention, they should go to the nearest hospital immediately * If an individual is in DANGER, they should call 911 immediately
Dates January-December
Hours Monday-Sunday 24 hours
Accessibility Not Accessible
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - 151 Languages
Fees None
Location, Telephone & Internet
Location Toronto
Areas Served Greater Toronto Area ; York Region
Office Phone 416-408-4357 24 hours a day Helpline 
416-595-1716 Office 
416-439-0744 Feedback Line
TTY 416-408-0007
Fax 416-598-2316
Crisis Phone 9-1-1
E-Mail Info@TorontoDistressCentre.com
Website www.torontodistresscentre.com
Contact Information
Mailing Address Box 243 
Adelaide Post Office 
Toronto, ON M5C 2J4
Primary Contact Alex Shendelman, Program Manager, Survivor Support Program; Phone: 416-595-1716; Email: alex@torontodistresscentre.com
Primary Executive Karen Letofsky, Executive Director; Phone: 416-598-0168; Email: karen@torontodistresscentre.com
Search Category
Settlement Headings Health ; Language
Subjects Bereavement ; Counselling ; Crisis intervention ; Distress lines ; Mental health ; Self help groups ; Suicide ; Suicide prevention ; Telephone support
Other Details
Established 1967
Funding City / Town ; United Way

PLEASE READ THIS IMPORTANT INFORMATION . . .

Errors & Omissions

The partners of CIVICYork Community Information and Volunteer York Region are committed to provide a database that is accurate, up-to-date and comprehensive. However, we are unable to assume any liability resulting from errors or omissions. Inclusion or omission of a program or service is not a comment on its quality. Please contact CIVICYork to report concerns or to make suggestions.

Information Copyright

The partners of the CIVICYork Community Information and Volunteer York Region hold the intellectual property rights for the information on this site. You may display it on your computer and print or download this information for non-commercial, personal or educational purposes only. You must credit CIVICYork as the source on each copy of any information that originates from this site. Please contact CIVICYork for permission to use the information for any purpose other than those outlined here.

Government of Ontario Support Logo Building Local Information Support to Ontario Newcomers Project (BLISON) Logo