Distress Centres of Toronto

Immediate emotional support, crisis intervention, and suicide prevention over the phone. Open 24 hours, 7 days a week.

Tel: 416-408-4357 (408-HELP)


Gerstein Centre Crisis Line

Crisis intervention including phone line, mobile unit, ten-bed stay crisis House, and hospital referral. Staff provides supportive counseling for immediate crisis issues, and referrals to other services for on-going, non-crisis issues. Serves people in the City of Toronto.

Tel: 416-929-5200



The Integrated Community Mental Health Crisis Response Program

A 24-hour crisis line, seven days/week mobile crisis service for Etobicoke and North York, provides links to emergency/respite housing. Support available in the consumer's home or at a meeting place of their choice. Telephone access and support are given to family members, significant others, and caregivers.

Tel: 416-498-0043



Toronto Rape Crisis Centre /Multicultural Women Against Rape

Crisis intervention, counseling, and referral for survivors of rape/sexual assault.

Tel: 416-597-8808 (Crisis Line), 416-597-1171 (Admin Line)



Assaulted Women’s Helpline

Confidential telephone service providing crisis counseling, emotional support, safety planning, and information and referrals for emergency shelters, counseling legal services, and other community services.

Tel: 416-863-0511 (Crisis Line), 1-866-863-0511 (Crisis Line – OUTSIDE GTA)



Children’s Aid Society of Toronto

Provides assessments, crisis intervention, counseling and services to prevent child abuse and neglect.

Tel: 416-924-4646



Lesbian, Gay, Bi Trans Youth Line

Peer support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, two-spirited & questioning youth, 26 & under.

Tel: 416-962-9688



Centre for Addiction & Mental Health – Addiction Research Site

Provides information, and individual and group treatment for those dealing with drug and/or alcohol problems.

Tel: 416-535-8501



Centre for Addiction & Mental Health – Anxiety Disorders Clinic

Individual and group therapy for Anxiety Disorders and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders. GP referral required.

Tel: 416-535-8501 Ext. 6205



Counselling and Psychoeducational Clinic at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto

The Clinical Child Psychology (SCCP) program provides assessment and intervention services to children and adolescents. The Counselling Psychology program provides counseling services to adults. Flexible payment plans and sliding fee scale are offered for services not covered by the extended health plan.

Tel: 416-978-0620




Families in Transition (FIT)

Affiliated with Family Services Toronto. Provides specialized services for separating, divorcing and remarrying families that focus on supporting children. Fees for interviews are based on a sliding scale, and fees for workshops are based on the time involved in each program. The cost of materials and handouts is normally included in the fee.

Tel: 416-585-9151



Women’s College Hospital – Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Care Centre

Provides medical treatment and psychological support to victims of domestic violence or sexual assault.

Tel: 416-323-6040



Distress Centres of Toronto – Survivor Support Programme

Counseling support for individuals and families, provided by trained and supervised volunteer teams. Services include assessments and referrals, home visits, follow-ups as required (including group-setting follow-ups), consultation workshops, printed materials, the Suicide Resource Centre lending library, etc.

Tel: 416-595-1716



Women Recovering from Abuse Program (WRAP)

Offers group therapy and individual counseling to women who have experienced abuse, who suffer from mental health problems, and who have sought traditional forms of psychiatric treatment in the past. Accepts self-referrals, as well as referrals from health-care professionals.

Tel: 416-323-6400 Ext. 4863



Bay Centre for Birth Control

Provides contraceptive health care, reproductive health care, abortion, and sexual health care, as well as services related to Hepatitis B and HIV (i.e. testing, counseling).

Tel: 416-351-3700