The Distress Centre provides immediate telephone intervention and referral to anyone experiencing crisis from a mental health perspective within the tri-county area of Lanark, Leeds and Grenville. The need could result from a distress or crisis situation, or it could be the result of not knowing where to go to obtain specific services. Caring confidential volunteers are available to listen, be non-judgmental, provide information and referral and assist in helping people to problem-solve. Model of service is based on active listening/crisis response via the utilization of community volunteers who are specifically trained to provide the telephone distress and crisis service.
The Distress Centre is open from 1700-2400 every day.
- Program Cost: No
- Additional Cost: No
- Gender: All
- Age: 17 and up
- Catchment: Counties: Lanark, Leeds-Grenville
- Wheelchair Access: All sites are accessible for volunteers.
- Partial Accessibility: No
- Languages: English
Brockville and Area Centre for Developmentally Handicapped Persons
Telephone Hours: Monday - Sunday: 5:00 PM - Midnight
We transfer the 1-800 lines depending on volunteer availability in different locations on different nights. Therefore, depending on the schedule, only one volunteer office is used during any given volunteer shift.
Toll Free: 800-465-4442