Toronto Resources

Distress Centres of Greater Toronto has provided 24-hour support 7 days per week 365 days of the year to individuals at risk and at their most vulnerable in the GTA. They are Canada's oldest volunteer delivered crisis, emotional support, and suicide prevention/intervention/postvention service agency.

Contact: (416)-408-4357 or TEXT 45645

For over 30 years the Assaulted Women's Helpline has served as a free, anonymous and confidential 24-hour telephone and TTY crisis telephone line to all women in the province of Ontario who have experienced any form of abuse. They provide crisis counselling, safety planning, emotional support, information and referrals accessible 7 days per week/365 days per year.

Contact: (416)-863-0511

Kids Help Phone is Canada's only 24/7 e-mental health service offering free confidential support to young people in English and French.

Contact: 1-800-668-6868
TEXT 686868 to be connected to their chat

Good2Talk provides free confidential support services for post-secondary students in Ontario and Nova Scotia.

Contact: 1-(866)-925-5454

The Toronto Seniors Helpline is a single point of access for seniors and caregivers to receive information and access to community, home, and crisis services.

Contact: (416)-217-2077

The Toronto Rape Crisis Centre works towards a violence-free world by providing anti-oppressive, feminist peer support to survivors of gender-based or sexualized violence. They engage in public education, activism, and provide direct individual and group support to survivors and their supporters.

Contact: (416)-597-8808

Are you feeling lonely, isolated, anxious, depressed or in need of a friendly ear? Chat online, text, or call a Warm Line peer support worker. They are available to talk 3pm to 7pm Ontario (EST) 7 days a week.

Contact: (416)-960-9276

Walk-In Counselling Clinics in Toronto

YouthLink is a multi-service agency offering youth and family counselling, parenting support, youth shelter and housing, education programs, and community-based programs for youth aged 12-24 and their families.

Contact: (416)-967-1773

Free and immediate mental health counselling for children, youth, young adults and their families, as well as families with infants is available at the What's Up Walk-In® Clinic.

Contact: 1-(866)-585-6486

Across Boundaries provides equitable, inclusive and holistic mental health and addiction services for racialized people across the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). Across Boundaries acknowledges the impact of racism and anti-Black racism on mental health. They believe in empowering individuals to take control of their health in their healing journeys.

Across Boundaries provides programs and services that integrate skills building, digital programming, support groups, alternative and complementary therapies, art therapy, creative expressions, community kitchen, individual support, counselling, and community partnerships.

Contact: (416)-787-3007

Our crisis services include 24/7 telephone support, in-person mobile crisis teams, community support referrals, substance use crisis management, follow-up and access to short-term crisis beds.

Contact: (416)-929-5200

Bounceback is a free skill-building program managed by the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA). It is designed to help adults and youth 15+ manage low mood, mild to moderate depression and anxiety, stress or worry. It's delivered over the phone with a coach and through online videos. You'll get access to tools that will support you on your path to mental wellbeing.

Visit their website for details:

As a leading community-based mental health agency, CMHA Toronto is committed to providing services and supports for individuals experiencing mental health issues in the city of Toronto. CMHA Toronto supports individuals' mental health recovery through a broad range of services in the community as well as a variety of social, educational, specialized and internal programs. They serve all members of our diverse community irrespective of race, culture, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, ability, and age.

Contact: (416)-789-7957

Native Child and Family Services of Toronto strives to provide a life of quality, well-being, caring and healing for children and families in the Toronto Native Community.

Contact: (416)-969-8510

The Access Point is a centralized point where you can apply for individual mental health and addictions support services and supportive housing.

Contact: 1-(888)-640-1934

Wanasah is a new non-profit mental health agency created to address the urgent mental health needs of Black youth and their families in Regent Park and neighbouring areas in downtown Toronto. They are a space where Black youth and their families recognize themselves. Wanasah programs and services are free for residents of Regent Park and neighbouring areas.

Contact: (647)-947-6090

WoodGreen is one of the largest social service agencies in Toronto delivering integrated programs from physical, mental health and disability services to affordable housing and pathways to employment.

Contact: (416)-645-6000

ConnexOntario provides free and confidential health services information for people experiencing problems with alcohol and drugs, mental health illness or gambling by connecting them with services in their area.

Contact: 1-(866)-531-2600

Free confidential 24/7 telephone service for health advice or general health information from a Registered Nurse.

Contact: 1-(866)-797-0000

The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) provides a wide range of clinical care services, including assessment, brief interventions, inpatient programs, day hospital services, continuing care, outpatient services and family support.

Contact: 1-(800)-463-2338

Free support programs for people and their families across Ontario who are living with depression, anxiety, or bipolar disorder.

Contact: (416)-486-8046

At Sheena's Place group-based support is offered to people aged 17+ affected by an eating disorder or disordered eating. The professionally-facilitated groups are completely free of charge and participants do not require an eating disorder diagnosis or referral to register.

Contact: (416)-927-8900

The 2SLGBTQ Parenting and Family Resources Program at Sherbourne Health provides information, resources, and referrals for queer and trans folks looking to grow their families, 2SLGBTQ families, and gender-expansive kids and youth.

Contact: (416)-324-4100 ext. 5219

Bellwood Health Services provides alcohol and drugs rehabilitation treatment in Toronto.

Contact: 1-(866)-926-0424

Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other.

Contact: (416)-487-5591

An anonymous non-profit fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs have become a major problem.

Contact: 1-(888)-696-8956

Offering substance use assessment and referral services free of charge to anyone who lives in Toronto.

Contact: (416)-535-8501

The Gatehouse has offered support groups for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse through social reconnection, education, and information on the effects of sexual abuse.

Contact: (416)-255-5900 ext. 225

The resource is for people looking for HIV, hepatitis C, sexual health, or harm reduction services in Canada with additional resources to support their journey to health and wellness. Search for services by location or type of service.

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A wide range of free services to help improve the health of people in Toronto.

Contact: (416)-340-2437

Through generous donations, CADDAC's programs support parents and individuals affected by ADHD. Key programs and initiatives include CADDAC's Executive Functioning program, group coaching programs, resource navigator program, educational events, awareness initiatives and advocacy initiatives.

Contact: (416)-222-0044

The Geneva Centre offers a wide range of age-specific programs designed to support individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

Contact: 1-(888)-394-1679

Dedicated to increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders and funding research into the cause, prevention, and treatments for autism.

Contact: 1-(888)-288-4762

The Redwood is a haven to help women and children live free from domestic violence.

Contact: (416)-533-9372

The Barbra Schlifer Clinic offers legal help, counselling, and language interpretation to women who have experienced violence.

Contact: (416)-323-9149

Free 24/7 crisis counselling, emotional support, and information via telephone to help women in up to 154 languages that is completely anonymous and confidential.

Contact: 1-(866)-863-0511

LOFT Community Services provides support and hope to people facing complex mental and physical health challenges, addictions, dementia, and/or homelessness. LOFT stands for Leap of Faith Together and they are there for when you reach out to help you address unmet needs.

Contact: (416)-979-1994

TAIBU Community Health Centre (CHC) is a community-driven multi-disciplinary, not-for-profit organization located in Malvern and serving the Greater Toronto Area's Black-identifying communities.

Contact: (416)-644-3536