Need Help?

Are you in crisis and need immediate help?  The following crisis lines are open 24 hours, 7 days per week

Dial 911 for police, ambulance or fire emergencies

Distress and Crisis Line 416-408-HELP (4357)
Counselors offer crisis intervention, suicide prevention and will help link you to emergency help when necessary. Confidential interpreters are available for callers in crisis. Service is available in 151 languages.

Kids Help Phone 1-800-668-6868
Offers access to confidential telephone and online counselors.  Services are anonymous, free and confidential.

Assaulted Women’s Helpline 416-863-0511 or #SAFE from your cell. Toll-free long distance 1-866-863-0511 or (TTY) 1-866-863-7868

Emergency Shelter for Adults, Couples and Youth 416-338-4766
Toll-free long distance or from a payphone 1-877-338-3398

Toronto Rape Crisis Centre 416-597-8808
Free, confidential support and counseling for anyone who has been raped, sexually assaulted or abused.

Gerstein Centre Crisis Line 416-929-5200
Free, supportive counseling for anyone experiencing an immediate mental health crisis.

Anishnawbe Health 416-891-8606
Mental Health Crisis Line for Aboriginal people.


Some other useful contact numbers and web sites

211 Toronto
For access to a comprehensive listing of programs and service providers across the city.

Telehealth Ontario 1-866-797-0000 or TTY 1-866-797-0000

Daily Bread Food Bank 416-203-0050
Information about how to access food banks across the city, including locations.

Legal Aid Ontario 416-662-7832
Information about free legal services available to eligible individuals including locations of legal clinics across Toronto.

Shelternet 416-642-5463
Information about emergency shelters for abused women and their children.

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health 416 535-8501
Addiction and mental health services.

Femaide 1-877-336-2433 or TTY 1-866-860-7082
Services de toxicomanie et sante mental pour les francophones en Ontario.

Across Boundaries 416-787-3007
Culturally appropriate addiction and mental health services for newcomers and immigrants.

Children's Aid Society of Toronto 416-924-4646

Catholic Children’s Aid Society of Toronto 416-395-1500

Jewish Family and Child Services 416-638-7800

Native Child and Family Services of Toronto 416-969-8510

Centre Francophone de Toronto 416-416-922-2672