Crisis/Distress

Many Canadians live with mental health issues and illnesses. Symptoms can be managed, and experiencing changes or differences in the intensity of symptoms can be a normal part of recovering from, or living with, a mental illness. When the symptoms become suddenly worse, or intense, some people may need urgent emergency help. They may be at risk of hurting themselves or others. A mental health crisis may include situations related to suicide, addiction, violent behaviour, severe depression, or anxiety. If you feel you could use the guidance of a counselor to help answer questions or face mental health challenges, for either yourself, a friend, or loved one, we are here to provide you with the resources you need. If you are in need of urgent, or emergency sources of support and information to help manage a mental health crisis, Kinjunxion is here to help.

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Dragons in distress

Asia's miracle economies in crisis

Macroeconomic Determinants of Banking Crisis/distress in Nigeria

News in Distress

The Southeast Asian Media in a Time of Crisis

Inside the Crisis - An Empirical Analysis of Banking Systems in Distress

Using aggregate and bank level data for several countries, the paper studies what happens to the banking system in the aftermath of a banking crisis. Contemporary crises are not accompanied by declines in aggregate bank deposits, and credit does not fall relative to output, although the growth of both deposits and credit slows down substantially. Output recovery begins in the second year after the crisis and is not led by a resumption in credit growth. Banks, including the stronger ones, reallocate their asset portfolio away from loans.

Crisis

How to Help Yourself and Others in Distress Or Danger

Moving beyond books that address a single type of crisis (e.g. death of a child; diagnosis of a serious illness; sexual assault). Its focus is on helping the general reader and non-specialists recognize common signs of crisis across a range of life challenges. It shows how unexpected events, e.g. death of a loved one or diagnosis of a serious illness often intersect with life cycle transition points (i.e., adolescence, mid-life, old age) and can leave people more vulnerable to slipping into crisis-especially when lacking one's usual social supports. Through extensive use of stories, the book aims to help people identify and respond appropriately to the typical feelings and behaviors when facing traumatic events and life-threatening crisis. For example, some people in acute crisis express a fear of "going crazy" or have thoughts of suicide or violence toward others. Readers will learn that the high anxiety typical of crisis is normal, not usually a sign of mental illness. Whether or not critical life events result in crisis depends on the type, timing, and interpretation of the event, the person's life cycle development phase, history of healthy coping, and available timely support. In sum, the book's central theme is crisis as both danger and opportunity.

Inside the Crisis

An Empirical Analysis of Banking Systems in Distress

Using aggregate and bank level data for several countries, the paper studies what happens to the banking system in the aftermath of a banking crisis. Contemporary crises are not accompanied by declines in aggregate bank deposits, and credit does not fall relative to output, although the growth of both deposits and credit slows down substantially. Output recovery begins in the second year after the crisis and is not led by a resumption in credit growth. Banks, including the stronger ones, reallocate their asset portfolio away from loans.

DBT? Skills Training Manual, Second Edition

From Marsha M. Linehan--the developer of dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)--this comprehensive resource provides vital tools for implementing DBT skills training. The reproducible teaching notes, handouts, and worksheets used for over two decades by hundreds of thousands of practitioners have been significantly revised and expanded to reflect important research and clinical advances. The book gives complete instructions for orienting clients to DBT, plus teaching notes for the full range of mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, emotion regulation, and distress tolerance skills. Handouts and worksheets are not included in the book; purchasers get access to a Web page where they can download and print all the handouts and worksheets discussed, as well as the teaching notes. The companion volume is available separately: DBT® Skills Training Handouts and Worksheets, Second Edition. New to This Edition *Handouts and worksheets (available online and in the companion volume) have been completely revised and dozens more added--more than 225 in all. *Each module has been expanded with additional skills. *Multiple alternative worksheets to tailor treatment to each client. *More extensive reproducible teaching notes (provided in the book and online), with numerous clinical examples. *Curricula for running skills training groups of different durations and with specific populations, such as adolescents and clients with substance use problems. *Linehan provides a concise overview of "How to Use This Book." See also DBT® Skills Training Handouts and Worksheets, Second Edition, a spiral-bound 8 1/2" x 11" volume containing all of the handouts and worksheets and featuring brief introductions to each module written expressly for clients. Plus, Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder, the authoritative presentation of DBT. Also available: Linehan's instructive skills training videos for clients--Crisis Survival Skills: Part One, Crisis Survival Skills: Part Two, From Suffering to Freedom, This One Moment, and Opposite Action.

Resolving Residential Mortgage Distress: Time to Modify?

In housing crises, high mortgage debt can feed a vicious circle of falling housing prices and declining consumption and incomes, leading to higher mortgage defaults and deeper recessions. In such situations, resolution policies may need to be adapted to help contain negative feedback loops while minimizing overall loan losses and moral hazard. Drawing on recent experiences from Iceland, Ireland, Spain, and the United States, this paper discusses how economic trade-offs affecting mortgage resolution differ in crises. Depending on country circumstances, the economic benefits of temporary forbearance and loan modifications for struggling households could outweigh their costs.

Central Bank Reserves and Sovereign Wealth Management

This is an edited collection of essential readings on Reserves Management and Sovereign Wealth Management, from the recent SAA conference organized by the Bank for International Settlements, the European Central Bank and the World Bank Treasury. It offers an exchange of views on technical and implemental issues of financial models.

First National Conference of Telephone Crisis Intervention

Report of Proceedings

Resolution of Corporate Distress

Evidence from East Asia's Financial Crisis

Counseling and Coaching in Times of Crisis and Transition

From Research to Practice

Counseling and Coaching in Times of Crisis and Transition explores how threats and challenges caused by rapid social and technological changes require counselors and coaches to rethink their usual ways of working, and, in some cases, even abandon their traditional theoretical anchors. The authors of this forward-thinking book argue that practitioners who aim to help others strengthen their resources can no longer afford to wait for clients in their offices or offer them protected, objective and neutral professional relationships. Contributors from around the world argue that there is a real need for new counseling and coaching actions to be delivered in different contexts: counselors and coaches should be able to use heterogeneous languages and interventions, as well as numerous relationship modalities and activities in order to streamline the support that they offer to people in sectors as diverse as health and well-being, life and career design, prevention and community inclusion, work inclusion, and schools. The book provides an evidence-based framework, with numerous counseling and coaching examples that are capable of promoting people’s strengths, whether this be face-to-face, in groups, or online. This book will appeal to academics, researchers and postgraduate students in the fields of counseling and coaching, as well as those with an interest in psychological, social and educational science. It should also be essential reading for practitioners and policymakers in a diverse range of contexts, including those working on intervention and support for vulnerable people, non-traditional and disadvantaged students, and people with disabilities.

Project Linus Canada - Project Linus Canada, Burlington Chapter - Burlington Chapter

A non-profit volunteer organization which collects and arranges for distribution of knitted, crocheted or sewn comforting blankets to children and youth in a crisis situation such as a home fire, serious illness diagnosis or loss of a parent/sibling

Volunteers make and donate whole blankets and quilts, or squares which are assembled into blankets and quilts, that are given to children and youth through hospitals and other agencies.

Contact to ask about materials, dimensions and other details regarding blankets and component squares * information can also be found here

Completed blankets or squares can be dropped off at:
* Michaels, 1250 Brant St, Suite 6, Burlington * 289-798-0077
* Spun Fibre Arts, 2464 Lakeshore Rd W, #4, Oakville * 905-681-7786

Distress Centre Halton - Distress Centre, Oakville Office - Oakville Office

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 * provides online support with Crisis Chat/Text during limited hours
  • 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

Chat and Text
  • connects one-on-one with a Chat volunteer in real time, from the user's computer
  • text available at 647-557-6250
  • click here for more information and next session date

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

Project Linus Canada - Project Linus Canada, Oakville Chapter - Mailing Address - Oakville Chapter - Mailing Address

Volunteers knit, crochet or sew and donate part (squares) or whole blankets/quilts, that are used to make blankets for children in crisis

* serious illness diagnosis
* loss of a parent/sibling
* distributed to individuals, Ronald McDonald House, Halton Women's Place, Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital, Credit Valley Hospital

General Topics and Information - Halton Region - 24 Hour Crisis and Distress Services - Phone, Text and Chat - Halton

This record shows 24 hour crisis and distress services (phone, text, chat) serving Halton Region
* listing is not a complete list of every possible resource available
* for additional community information 24/7, dial 2-1-1 from anywhere in Ontario (translation available)

In an emergency call 9-1-1 for police, fire and ambulance

General Distress
Distress Centre Halton:
* Oakville: 905-849-4541
* Burlington: 905-681-1488
* North Halton: 905-877-1211
* text & chat: 647-557-6250 (Not 24/7, check website for times)

ConnexOntario:
* 1-866-531-2600,
* online chat
* email
* access to addiction, mental health, and problem gambling services

ONTX Ontario online & text crisis service:
* text 741741, online chat
* available 2 pm-2 am daily
* will need to complete a pre-chat survey, agree to terms and conditions of service

Crisis Text Line:
* text HOME to 686868
* support and information in any type of crisis
* trained volunteers
* does not provide medical advice

Youth Space:
* text 778-783-0177, online chat
* available 9 pm-3 am daily
* a community of professionally-trained volunteers who are here to support you, whatever you are going through
* ages 30 and under

Mental Health
COAST (Crisis Outreach And Support Team): * 1-877-825-9011, TTY 1-844-646-1700
* telephone support and mobile intervention program for those who are in crisis and have a mental health concern
* ages 16 and up

Canada Suicide Prevention Service:
* 1-833-456-4566
* suicide prevention and support
* telephone counselling
* resources and support

Big White Wall:
online chat
* mental health and wellbeing chat service
* safe and anonymous
* includes online peer community support
* a place for creative and artistic expression of emotions
* guided support courses and tools to help with self-management
* mental health self-assessments

Children and Youth
ROCK (Reach Out Centre for Kids) crisis line:
* 905-878-9785
* for children and youth in crisis, and caregivers/community members
* ages 16 and under

Kids Help Phone:
* 1-800-668-6868, text CONNECT to 686868, online chat
* bilingual help-line provides free counselling, information and referral on anonymous basis to children and youth
* ages 5-25

Good2Talk:
* 1-866-925-5454
* telephone counselling
* mental health and addiction information, professional counselling, and referral on a wide range of services on and off campus
* anonymous and confidential
* post-secondary school students

Indigenous people
Hope for Wellness Helpline:
* 1-855-242-3310, online chat
* a mental health helpline, telephone or online chat, for Indigenous people
* provides immediate, culturally relevant crisis counselling support
* refers callers to additional supports if needed

TALK4HEALING (women only):
* call or text: 1-855-554-HEAL, or start your live chat session on website
* 24/7 help, support and resources for Indigenous women, by Indigenous women, all across Ontario
* services in 14 different Indigenous languages

Indian Residential Schools Crisis Line:
* 1-866-925-4419
* immediate and culturally appropriate counseling supports to former students that are experiencing distress

Veterans
Veterans Affairs Canada Crisis Line:
* Toll free 1-800-268-7708, TTY 1-800-567-5803
* short-term problem solving with mental health professionals

Veterans Emergency Transition Services Canada:
* 1-888-228-3871
* Canadian veterans who are in crisis, at risk of becoming homeless, or are homeless, and their family members

2SLGBTTQQI
Lesbian Gay Bi Trans Youth Line (Sunday-Friday 4 pm-9 pm)
* Toll free 1-800-268-9688, TTY 416-962-0777, text 647-694-4275, email: askus@youthline.ca, online chat
* peer support by telephone, email, text and online chat
* information and referral
* anonymous and confidential
* Youth Line blog
* referral database of LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans) youth services

Trans Lifeline:
* Toll free 1-877-330-6366, Mon-Sun 10 am-4 pm
* a hotline that is staffed by transgender people for transgender people, primarily those in crisis
* based out of the USA

First Responders
Boots on the Ground:
* Toll free 1-833-677-2668
* peer support for first responders
* services offered to retired and serving police officers, firefighters, EMS and corrections officers across the province
* able to provide in person peer support 24/7 in the GTA

Sexual Assault and Domestic/Family Violence
Halton Womens Place Crisis Line:
* Burlington 905-332-7892
* Milton 905-878-8555
* 24 hour crisis line and shelter for abused women and their dependent children, emergency transportation to shelter available

SAVIS (Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention Services):
* 24 hour crisis line, 905-875-1555
* 24 hour human trafficking crisis hotline, 289-837-3999
* free individual counselling for ages 14 and up
* support services for friends and family members
* advocacy, support and accompaniment to Nina's Place, the police station and court

Femaide (formerly Oasis Centre des Femmes):
* Toll free 1-877-336-2433, TTY 1-866-860-7082
* provincial crisis line and confidential services for Francophone women who are victims or survivors of any form of violence or are in distress
* crisis intervention, support and referral to community agencies

Inasmuch House, Hamilton:
* 905-529-8600, TTY 905-529-8029
* emergency shelter for women and children in crisis, due to abuse and homelessness
* ages 16 and up

Interval House of Hamilton:
* 905-387-8881 (if long distance, call collect)
* a transition house and emergency shelter specifically for abused women and their children
* all services are confidential and include meals, emergency clothing, personal needs, counselling services
* free emergency transportation by taxi to Interval House
* ages 16 and up

Good Shepherd Centre, Martha House, Hamilton:
* 905-523-6277
* a secure, accessible, 40-bed emergency shelter
* for women experiencing abuse and/or homelessness and their children
* ages 16 and up

Native Womens Centre, Hamilton:
* Toll free 1-888-308-6559
* provides safe, emergency shelter and support programs for all women regardless of age, ancestry, culture, place of origin or sexual orientation with or without children who are experiencing crisis in their lives due to family violence, homelessness, or conflict with the law

Children and Youth
Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting (see full record here) For children in need of care/protection, report to either:
* Halton Children's Aid Society
* South Halton 905-333-4441, North Halton 905-876-1682 or
* Halton Regional Police non-emergency line 905-825-4747 ext 5155, North Halton 905-878-5511

Health
Telehealth Ontario:
* Toll free 1-866-797-0000, TTY 1-866-797-0007
* provides health advice and information from a registered nurse (service of the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, no Ontario Health Insurance required)

Emergency shelters in Halton and surrounding area

Distress Centre Halton - Distress Centre, Oakville Office - Oakville Office

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 * provides online support with Crisis Chat/Text during limited hours
  • 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

Chat and Text
  • connects one-on-one with a Chat volunteer in real time, from the user's computer
  • text available at 647-557-6250
  • click here for more information and next session date

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

General Topics and Information - Halton Region - 24 Hour Crisis and Distress Services - Phone, Text and Chat - Halton

This record shows 24 hour crisis and distress services (phone, text, chat) serving Halton Region
* listing is not a complete list of every possible resource available
* for additional community information 24/7, dial 2-1-1 from anywhere in Ontario (translation available)

In an emergency call 9-1-1 for police, fire and ambulance

General Distress
Distress Centre Halton:
* Oakville: 905-849-4541
* Burlington: 905-681-1488
* North Halton: 905-877-1211
* text & chat: 647-557-6250 (Not 24/7, check website for times)

ConnexOntario:
* 1-866-531-2600,
* online chat
* email
* access to addiction, mental health, and problem gambling services

ONTX Ontario online & text crisis service:
* text 741741, online chat
* available 2 pm-2 am daily
* will need to complete a pre-chat survey, agree to terms and conditions of service

Crisis Text Line:
* text HOME to 686868
* support and information in any type of crisis
* trained volunteers
* does not provide medical advice

Youth Space:
* text 778-783-0177, online chat
* available 9 pm-3 am daily
* a community of professionally-trained volunteers who are here to support you, whatever you are going through
* ages 30 and under

Mental Health
COAST (Crisis Outreach And Support Team): * 1-877-825-9011, TTY 1-844-646-1700
* telephone support and mobile intervention program for those who are in crisis and have a mental health concern
* ages 16 and up

Canada Suicide Prevention Service:
* 1-833-456-4566
* suicide prevention and support
* telephone counselling
* resources and support

Big White Wall:
online chat
* mental health and wellbeing chat service
* safe and anonymous
* includes online peer community support
* a place for creative and artistic expression of emotions
* guided support courses and tools to help with self-management
* mental health self-assessments

Children and Youth
ROCK (Reach Out Centre for Kids) crisis line:
* 905-878-9785
* for children and youth in crisis, and caregivers/community members
* ages 16 and under

Kids Help Phone:
* 1-800-668-6868, text CONNECT to 686868, online chat
* bilingual help-line provides free counselling, information and referral on anonymous basis to children and youth
* ages 5-25

Good2Talk:
* 1-866-925-5454
* telephone counselling
* mental health and addiction information, professional counselling, and referral on a wide range of services on and off campus
* anonymous and confidential
* post-secondary school students

Indigenous people
Hope for Wellness Helpline:
* 1-855-242-3310, online chat
* a mental health helpline, telephone or online chat, for Indigenous people
* provides immediate, culturally relevant crisis counselling support
* refers callers to additional supports if needed

TALK4HEALING (women only):
* call or text: 1-855-554-HEAL, or start your live chat session on website
* 24/7 help, support and resources for Indigenous women, by Indigenous women, all across Ontario
* services in 14 different Indigenous languages

Indian Residential Schools Crisis Line:
* 1-866-925-4419
* immediate and culturally appropriate counseling supports to former students that are experiencing distress

Veterans
Veterans Affairs Canada Crisis Line:
* Toll free 1-800-268-7708, TTY 1-800-567-5803
* short-term problem solving with mental health professionals

Veterans Emergency Transition Services Canada:
* 1-888-228-3871
* Canadian veterans who are in crisis, at risk of becoming homeless, or are homeless, and their family members

2SLGBTTQQI
Lesbian Gay Bi Trans Youth Line (Sunday-Friday 4 pm-9 pm)
* Toll free 1-800-268-9688, TTY 416-962-0777, text 647-694-4275, email: askus@youthline.ca, online chat
* peer support by telephone, email, text and online chat
* information and referral
* anonymous and confidential
* Youth Line blog
* referral database of LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans) youth services

Trans Lifeline:
* Toll free 1-877-330-6366, Mon-Sun 10 am-4 pm
* a hotline that is staffed by transgender people for transgender people, primarily those in crisis
* based out of the USA

First Responders
Boots on the Ground:
* Toll free 1-833-677-2668
* peer support for first responders
* services offered to retired and serving police officers, firefighters, EMS and corrections officers across the province
* able to provide in person peer support 24/7 in the GTA

Sexual Assault and Domestic/Family Violence
Halton Womens Place Crisis Line:
* Burlington 905-332-7892
* Milton 905-878-8555
* 24 hour crisis line and shelter for abused women and their dependent children, emergency transportation to shelter available

SAVIS (Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention Services):
* 24 hour crisis line, 905-875-1555
* 24 hour human trafficking crisis hotline, 289-837-3999
* free individual counselling for ages 14 and up
* support services for friends and family members
* advocacy, support and accompaniment to Nina's Place, the police station and court

Femaide (formerly Oasis Centre des Femmes):
* Toll free 1-877-336-2433, TTY 1-866-860-7082
* provincial crisis line and confidential services for Francophone women who are victims or survivors of any form of violence or are in distress
* crisis intervention, support and referral to community agencies

Inasmuch House, Hamilton:
* 905-529-8600, TTY 905-529-8029
* emergency shelter for women and children in crisis, due to abuse and homelessness
* ages 16 and up

Interval House of Hamilton:
* 905-387-8881 (if long distance, call collect)
* a transition house and emergency shelter specifically for abused women and their children
* all services are confidential and include meals, emergency clothing, personal needs, counselling services
* free emergency transportation by taxi to Interval House
* ages 16 and up

Good Shepherd Centre, Martha House, Hamilton:
* 905-523-6277
* a secure, accessible, 40-bed emergency shelter
* for women experiencing abuse and/or homelessness and their children
* ages 16 and up

Native Womens Centre, Hamilton:
* Toll free 1-888-308-6559
* provides safe, emergency shelter and support programs for all women regardless of age, ancestry, culture, place of origin or sexual orientation with or without children who are experiencing crisis in their lives due to family violence, homelessness, or conflict with the law

Children and Youth
Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting (see full record here) For children in need of care/protection, report to either:
* Halton Children's Aid Society
* South Halton 905-333-4441, North Halton 905-876-1682 or
* Halton Regional Police non-emergency line 905-825-4747 ext 5155, North Halton 905-878-5511

Health
Telehealth Ontario:
* Toll free 1-866-797-0000, TTY 1-866-797-0007
* provides health advice and information from a registered nurse (service of the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, no Ontario Health Insurance required)

Emergency shelters in Halton and surrounding area

General Topics and Information - Halton Region - 24 Hour Crisis and Distress Services - Phone, Text and Chat - Halton

This record shows 24 hour crisis and distress services (phone, text, chat) serving Halton Region
* listing is not a complete list of every possible resource available
* for additional community information 24/7, dial 2-1-1 from anywhere in Ontario (translation available)

In an emergency call 9-1-1 for police, fire and ambulance

General Distress
Distress Centre Halton:
* Oakville: 905-849-4541
* Burlington: 905-681-1488
* North Halton: 905-877-1211
* text & chat: 647-557-6250 (Not 24/7, check website for times)

ConnexOntario:
* 1-866-531-2600,
* online chat
* email
* access to addiction, mental health, and problem gambling services

ONTX Ontario online & text crisis service:
* text 741741, online chat
* available 2 pm-2 am daily
* will need to complete a pre-chat survey, agree to terms and conditions of service

Crisis Text Line:
* text HOME to 686868
* support and information in any type of crisis
* trained volunteers
* does not provide medical advice

Youth Space:
* text 778-783-0177, online chat
* available 9 pm-3 am daily
* a community of professionally-trained volunteers who are here to support you, whatever you are going through
* ages 30 and under

Mental Health
COAST (Crisis Outreach And Support Team): * 1-877-825-9011, TTY 1-844-646-1700
* telephone support and mobile intervention program for those who are in crisis and have a mental health concern
* ages 16 and up

Canada Suicide Prevention Service:
* 1-833-456-4566
* suicide prevention and support
* telephone counselling
* resources and support

Big White Wall:
online chat
* mental health and wellbeing chat service
* safe and anonymous
* includes online peer community support
* a place for creative and artistic expression of emotions
* guided support courses and tools to help with self-management
* mental health self-assessments

Children and Youth
ROCK (Reach Out Centre for Kids) crisis line:
* 905-878-9785
* for children and youth in crisis, and caregivers/community members
* ages 16 and under

Kids Help Phone:
* 1-800-668-6868, text CONNECT to 686868, online chat
* bilingual help-line provides free counselling, information and referral on anonymous basis to children and youth
* ages 5-25

Good2Talk:
* 1-866-925-5454
* telephone counselling
* mental health and addiction information, professional counselling, and referral on a wide range of services on and off campus
* anonymous and confidential
* post-secondary school students

Indigenous people
Hope for Wellness Helpline:
* 1-855-242-3310, online chat
* a mental health helpline, telephone or online chat, for Indigenous people
* provides immediate, culturally relevant crisis counselling support
* refers callers to additional supports if needed

TALK4HEALING (women only):
* call or text: 1-855-554-HEAL, or start your live chat session on website
* 24/7 help, support and resources for Indigenous women, by Indigenous women, all across Ontario
* services in 14 different Indigenous languages

Indian Residential Schools Crisis Line:
* 1-866-925-4419
* immediate and culturally appropriate counseling supports to former students that are experiencing distress

Veterans
Veterans Affairs Canada Crisis Line:
* Toll free 1-800-268-7708, TTY 1-800-567-5803
* short-term problem solving with mental health professionals

Veterans Emergency Transition Services Canada:
* 1-888-228-3871
* Canadian veterans who are in crisis, at risk of becoming homeless, or are homeless, and their family members

2SLGBTTQQI
Lesbian Gay Bi Trans Youth Line (Sunday-Friday 4 pm-9 pm)
* Toll free 1-800-268-9688, TTY 416-962-0777, text 647-694-4275, email: askus@youthline.ca, online chat
* peer support by telephone, email, text and online chat
* information and referral
* anonymous and confidential
* Youth Line blog
* referral database of LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans) youth services

Trans Lifeline:
* Toll free 1-877-330-6366, Mon-Sun 10 am-4 pm
* a hotline that is staffed by transgender people for transgender people, primarily those in crisis
* based out of the USA

First Responders
Boots on the Ground:
* Toll free 1-833-677-2668
* peer support for first responders
* services offered to retired and serving police officers, firefighters, EMS and corrections officers across the province
* able to provide in person peer support 24/7 in the GTA

Sexual Assault and Domestic/Family Violence
Halton Womens Place Crisis Line:
* Burlington 905-332-7892
* Milton 905-878-8555
* 24 hour crisis line and shelter for abused women and their dependent children, emergency transportation to shelter available

SAVIS (Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention Services):
* 24 hour crisis line, 905-875-1555
* 24 hour human trafficking crisis hotline, 289-837-3999
* free individual counselling for ages 14 and up
* support services for friends and family members
* advocacy, support and accompaniment to Nina's Place, the police station and court

Femaide (formerly Oasis Centre des Femmes):
* Toll free 1-877-336-2433, TTY 1-866-860-7082
* provincial crisis line and confidential services for Francophone women who are victims or survivors of any form of violence or are in distress
* crisis intervention, support and referral to community agencies

Inasmuch House, Hamilton:
* 905-529-8600, TTY 905-529-8029
* emergency shelter for women and children in crisis, due to abuse and homelessness
* ages 16 and up

Interval House of Hamilton:
* 905-387-8881 (if long distance, call collect)
* a transition house and emergency shelter specifically for abused women and their children
* all services are confidential and include meals, emergency clothing, personal needs, counselling services
* free emergency transportation by taxi to Interval House
* ages 16 and up

Good Shepherd Centre, Martha House, Hamilton:
* 905-523-6277
* a secure, accessible, 40-bed emergency shelter
* for women experiencing abuse and/or homelessness and their children
* ages 16 and up

Native Womens Centre, Hamilton:
* Toll free 1-888-308-6559
* provides safe, emergency shelter and support programs for all women regardless of age, ancestry, culture, place of origin or sexual orientation with or without children who are experiencing crisis in their lives due to family violence, homelessness, or conflict with the law

Children and Youth
Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting (see full record here) For children in need of care/protection, report to either:
* Halton Children's Aid Society
* South Halton 905-333-4441, North Halton 905-876-1682 or
* Halton Regional Police non-emergency line 905-825-4747 ext 5155, North Halton 905-878-5511

Health
Telehealth Ontario:
* Toll free 1-866-797-0000, TTY 1-866-797-0007
* provides health advice and information from a registered nurse (service of the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, no Ontario Health Insurance required)

Emergency shelters in Halton and surrounding area

General Topics and Information - Halton Region - 24 Hour Crisis and Distress Services - Phone, Text and Chat - Halton

This record shows 24 hour crisis and distress services (phone, text, chat) serving Halton Region
* listing is not a complete list of every possible resource available
* for additional community information 24/7, dial 2-1-1 from anywhere in Ontario (translation available)

In an emergency call 9-1-1 for police, fire and ambulance

General Distress
Distress Centre Halton:
* Oakville: 905-849-4541
* Burlington: 905-681-1488
* North Halton: 905-877-1211
* text & chat: 647-557-6250 (Not 24/7, check website for times)

ConnexOntario:
* 1-866-531-2600,
* online chat
* email
* access to addiction, mental health, and problem gambling services

ONTX Ontario online & text crisis service:
* text 741741, online chat
* available 2 pm-2 am daily
* will need to complete a pre-chat survey, agree to terms and conditions of service

Crisis Text Line:
* text HOME to 686868
* support and information in any type of crisis
* trained volunteers
* does not provide medical advice

Youth Space:
* text 778-783-0177, online chat
* available 9 pm-3 am daily
* a community of professionally-trained volunteers who are here to support you, whatever you are going through
* ages 30 and under

Mental Health
COAST (Crisis Outreach And Support Team): * 1-877-825-9011, TTY 1-844-646-1700
* telephone support and mobile intervention program for those who are in crisis and have a mental health concern
* ages 16 and up

Canada Suicide Prevention Service:
* 1-833-456-4566
* suicide prevention and support
* telephone counselling
* resources and support

Big White Wall:
online chat
* mental health and wellbeing chat service
* safe and anonymous
* includes online peer community support
* a place for creative and artistic expression of emotions
* guided support courses and tools to help with self-management
* mental health self-assessments

Children and Youth
ROCK (Reach Out Centre for Kids) crisis line:
* 905-878-9785
* for children and youth in crisis, and caregivers/community members
* ages 16 and under

Kids Help Phone:
* 1-800-668-6868, text CONNECT to 686868, online chat
* bilingual help-line provides free counselling, information and referral on anonymous basis to children and youth
* ages 5-25

Good2Talk:
* 1-866-925-5454
* telephone counselling
* mental health and addiction information, professional counselling, and referral on a wide range of services on and off campus
* anonymous and confidential
* post-secondary school students

Indigenous people
Hope for Wellness Helpline:
* 1-855-242-3310, online chat
* a mental health helpline, telephone or online chat, for Indigenous people
* provides immediate, culturally relevant crisis counselling support
* refers callers to additional supports if needed

TALK4HEALING (women only):
* call or text: 1-855-554-HEAL, or start your live chat session on website
* 24/7 help, support and resources for Indigenous women, by Indigenous women, all across Ontario
* services in 14 different Indigenous languages

Indian Residential Schools Crisis Line:
* 1-866-925-4419
* immediate and culturally appropriate counseling supports to former students that are experiencing distress

Veterans
Veterans Affairs Canada Crisis Line:
* Toll free 1-800-268-7708, TTY 1-800-567-5803
* short-term problem solving with mental health professionals

Veterans Emergency Transition Services Canada:
* 1-888-228-3871
* Canadian veterans who are in crisis, at risk of becoming homeless, or are homeless, and their family members

2SLGBTTQQI
Lesbian Gay Bi Trans Youth Line (Sunday-Friday 4 pm-9 pm)
* Toll free 1-800-268-9688, TTY 416-962-0777, text 647-694-4275, email: askus@youthline.ca, online chat
* peer support by telephone, email, text and online chat
* information and referral
* anonymous and confidential
* Youth Line blog
* referral database of LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans) youth services

Trans Lifeline:
* Toll free 1-877-330-6366, Mon-Sun 10 am-4 pm
* a hotline that is staffed by transgender people for transgender people, primarily those in crisis
* based out of the USA

First Responders
Boots on the Ground:
* Toll free 1-833-677-2668
* peer support for first responders
* services offered to retired and serving police officers, firefighters, EMS and corrections officers across the province
* able to provide in person peer support 24/7 in the GTA

Sexual Assault and Domestic/Family Violence
Halton Womens Place Crisis Line:
* Burlington 905-332-7892
* Milton 905-878-8555
* 24 hour crisis line and shelter for abused women and their dependent children, emergency transportation to shelter available

SAVIS (Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention Services):
* 24 hour crisis line, 905-875-1555
* 24 hour human trafficking crisis hotline, 289-837-3999
* free individual counselling for ages 14 and up
* support services for friends and family members
* advocacy, support and accompaniment to Nina's Place, the police station and court

Femaide (formerly Oasis Centre des Femmes):
* Toll free 1-877-336-2433, TTY 1-866-860-7082
* provincial crisis line and confidential services for Francophone women who are victims or survivors of any form of violence or are in distress
* crisis intervention, support and referral to community agencies

Inasmuch House, Hamilton:
* 905-529-8600, TTY 905-529-8029
* emergency shelter for women and children in crisis, due to abuse and homelessness
* ages 16 and up

Interval House of Hamilton:
* 905-387-8881 (if long distance, call collect)
* a transition house and emergency shelter specifically for abused women and their children
* all services are confidential and include meals, emergency clothing, personal needs, counselling services
* free emergency transportation by taxi to Interval House
* ages 16 and up

Good Shepherd Centre, Martha House, Hamilton:
* 905-523-6277
* a secure, accessible, 40-bed emergency shelter
* for women experiencing abuse and/or homelessness and their children
* ages 16 and up

Native Womens Centre, Hamilton:
* Toll free 1-888-308-6559
* provides safe, emergency shelter and support programs for all women regardless of age, ancestry, culture, place of origin or sexual orientation with or without children who are experiencing crisis in their lives due to family violence, homelessness, or conflict with the law

Children and Youth
Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting (see full record here) For children in need of care/protection, report to either:
* Halton Children's Aid Society
* South Halton 905-333-4441, North Halton 905-876-1682 or
* Halton Regional Police non-emergency line 905-825-4747 ext 5155, North Halton 905-878-5511

Health
Telehealth Ontario:
* Toll free 1-866-797-0000, TTY 1-866-797-0007
* provides health advice and information from a registered nurse (service of the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, no Ontario Health Insurance required)

Emergency shelters in Halton and surrounding area

St. Matthew's House - Seniors Crisis Intervention Program - 414 Barton St

The program supports seniors who are at risk of homelessness and/or has an urgent/emergent that requires immediate supports. It develops goal oriented crisis support plans aimed to assist individuals in stabilizing their current crisis and connects individuals with the most appropriate community services. A plan of care is created that responds to the presented crisis
The program also provides short term case management (up to 3 months) as well as linkages and referrals to long term community supports.

Salvation Army (The) - Suicide Prevention Crisis Line - Central Hamilton

The Salvation Army Hope Line providing telephone and intervention to individuals experiencing crisis.

Additional services include:

* Consultation Services
* Practical assistance through Family Services Department
* Chaplaincy services
* Resources and referrals
* Education and training workshops

Dundas Community Services - Crisis Intervention and Support - Grafton Square

Intervention and supports for people facing homelessness, critical life changes, abuse, or isolation * referrals to other community support services as necessary * assisting with filling government forms for Canada Pension, Old Age Security, Guaranteed Income Supplement and other applications necessary to collect all benefits possible

Halton Women's Place - Emergency Shelter and Crisis Services - Burlington and Milton - Unpublished

Major Services:
* 24 hour crisis lines for abused women
* safe shelter accommodation, food, and basic personal items for a maximum of 8 weeks for abused women and their dependent children
* individual and/or supportive group counselling at the shelter
* community agency information and referral when necessary
* court support for interim custody and restraining orders
* children's services
* emergency transportation to shelter, if necessary
* depart planning
* advocacy and public education around ending violence against women
* transitional support program
* accepts donations of goods for those in the shelter and those moving from the shelter to permanent housing (see list of needs here).

Family Court Support Worker Program
* information on the family court process
* assistance in preparing for family court proceedings (documenting history of abuse, accessing Legal Aid)
* referral to specialized services and supports in the community
* safety planning
* court accompaniment to proceedings when appropriate

Schools programs
* Healthy Relationships = Healthy Communities program, for Grades 1 to 12, addresses students in an age-appropriate manner about healthy friendships, bullying and abuse, and domestic violence
* EngageMENt 'male ally' program is a conversation-based 8-week program led by a male facilitator that guides male students through discussion around popular and sports culture, through a gender lens, and discusses what 'healthy masculinity' means, wrapping up by planning an experiential or service learning initiative (participants may receive up to 15 volunteer hours toward their Community Involvement requirement)