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We support people in our community to better cope with crisis, loneliness, and emotional stress.

We're #HereToHear.

How it Works

The Distress Line

No matter who you are and no matter what is affecting your life - we are here to listen in a supportive and non-judgmental capacity. People call us for many different reasons, including: feelings of loneliness, relationship issues, bullying, anger management, thoughts of suicide, school or work issues, addictions, and many more. No issue is too big or too small. Please reach out to us, we are here for you.


Call Us Anytime

Call one of our toll-free numbers any time you need to talk. We are available 24/7, 365 days a year.​​

Burlington: 905-681-1488

Halton Hills/Milton: 905-877-1211

Hamilton: 905-561-5800

Oakville: 905-849-4541

Experienced. Responsive. Compassionate.


Trained Volunteers

Our team of volunteers is dedicated to serving our callers with empathy, compassion and connection.


Years Serving Communities

Our organization has been taking calls from residents of Halton and the surrounding area since 1973.


Our volunteers had over 32,800+ calls with our community in 2023/24.

Community Connections

Our Doctors

How We've Helped

“The Distress Centre is my life-line. I don’t know where I’d be or what would happen if you weren’t there to call.”

We don't share names to maintain high privacy standards.

Other Services


TeleCheck is our outbound call program that supports isolated seniors, people struggling with their mental health, caregivers, Alzheimer’s patients, clients awaiting mental health services, or people needing additional community mental health support. 

Speaking Engagements

We’re available to speak with your club, class, or groups about the services provided by Distress Centre Halton, or to teach courses on active listening skills and mental health in general.

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