Distress and Crisis Ontario

Location, Telephone & Internet
Office Phone 416-486-2242
Crisis Phone Varies by Location
E-Mail info@dcontario.org
Website www.dcontario.org
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Located In Community Waterloo Region
Contact Information
Primary Contact Neta Gear, Executive Director
Primary Executive Neta Gear, Executive Director
Mailing Address PO Box 38038 
King St N 
Waterloo, ON N2J 4T9
Description & Services
Description (Service) Distress and Crisis Ontario (DCO) is the provincial networking organization that supports and helps build and sustain the capacity of its member agencies in the continuum of support, referral and mental health services offered to the people of Ontario. At a Distress Centre, individuals can find a listening ear for lonely, depressed, and/or suicidal people, usually 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Many centres also have Suicide Survivor programs, support services for youth, telephone call out programs for seniors and vulnerable people, mental health Crisis Phone Lines, Online Chat services and much more. For a listing of member agencies,click here. 
 
ONTX Ontario Online & Text Crisis Service 
 
How to Chat 
* Chat is available on computer, or mobile device from 2 pm-2 am daily  
* Click Here to access.  
* Will need to complete a pre-chat survey, agree to terms and conditions of service, and a responder will be available. 
 
How to Text 
* Text is available from mobile phone from 2 pm-2 am daily and is accessed by dialing 258258. 
* Will need to complete a pre-chat survey, agree to terms and conditions of service, and a responder will be available.
Hours Not Specified
Areas Served Ontario
Eligibility No restrictions
Application No application process
Languages English
Fees None
Other Details
Established 1972
Meetings October
Physical Access Not Applicable