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Community Resources for Patients and Families

Crisis and abuse 

Crisis lines


Canadian Human Trafficking Hotline

If you might be a victim or know someone else who might be, call 1-833-900-1010


Gerstein Crisis Centre

For help with a mental health or substance abuse crisis, call (416) 929-5200


Indian Residential Schools Crisis Line

For anyone experiencing pain or distress as a result of their Residential school experience, call 1-800-721-0066


Toronto Distress Centre

For support with mental health, distress, crisis, family violence, suicide and other emergencies, call (416) 408-4357


Trans Lifeline

For peer support phone service run by trans people, call 1-877-330-6366


Victim Services Toronto

For on-scene crisis, trauma, safety and support services if you are a victim of crime and sudden tragedy, call (416) 808-7066

 

Supports for abuse


Interpreters for domestic violence, sexual violence and human trafficking victims

Find interpreters for more than 70 languages, including sign language, for agencies working with newcomers and refugees who experienced domestic or sexual violence and human trafficking.


SACHA

For support and information if you are or have been a victim of sexual assault, call (905) 525-4162


If you are in an emergency situation, need police, fire or ambulance, call 911

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If you are in an emergency situation, need police, fire or ambulance, call 911

Crisis lines


Black Youth Helpline

For professional, culturally appropriated supports to help you in your time of need. Call 1-833-294-8650 from 9 am to 10 pm.


Kids Help Phone

For help finding counselling, information and resources in your area, call 1 800-668-6868


LGBT Youthline

For confidential and non-judgmental peer support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, two-spirited, queer and questioning young people. Phone, text or chat lines are open from Sunday to Friday (visit their website for more information).


Naseeha Youth Helpline

For peer support within the Muslim community, call (905) 890-2365 from 12 pm to 9 pm every day.


Trans Lifeline

For peer support phone service run by trans people, call 1 877-330-6366


If you are in an emergency situation, need police, fire or ambulance, call 911

 

Crisis lines


Crisis and Outreach Services for Seniors (COSS)

For mobile crisis services for older adults (65+ years) with addictions issues or mental illness, call (416) 217-2077

 

Supports for abuse


Seniors and Caregivers Support Services (SCSS) - Family Services Toronto

For counselling and support related to stress, abuse and grief.


Seniors Safety Line (Elder Abuse Prevention Ontario)

For resources and help if you are at risk of or are being abused, call 1-866-299-1011


If you are in an emergency situation, need police, fire or ambulance, call 911