Help Lines

HELP LINES

Toronto and/or Canada

Sometimes a person needs immediate assistance for a mental health crisis. Sometimes, someone just wants to know where he can get help for an addiction, family problem or health issue. Listed here are some Help Lines in Toronto and beyond. If you don’t see what you want in this list, search internet resources for more local help lines.

  • Suicide and Crisis Hotline (Canada-wide): 1-800-448-3000
  • Suicide & Distress Hotline (Toronto): 1 (416) 408 4357
  • Assaulted Woman’s Hotline Toronto: (416) 863-0511
  • Rape Crisis Centre: (416) 597-8808
  • Aids Hotline: 1-800-668-2437
  • Canadian HIV/AIDS Information Centre: 613-725-3434
  • Kids Helpline: 1-800-668-6868
  • Drug & Alcohol Information Line (Toronto): 416-595-6111
  • Drug & Alcohol Information Line (Canada): 1-800-463-6273
  • Mental Health Crisis Line: 1-888-893-8333
  • Gambling Hotline: 1-888-230-2505
  • Smoker’s helpline: 1-877-513-5333

FAMILY AND MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES

Toronto area

Certain issues require specialized treatment. Individual or family counselling in a private practice setting is not the most appropriate treatment option for various kinds of mental health issues, addiction problems, family crisis situations and other issues. In addition, a person may require other kinds of support services for physical and intellectual challenges.

Below is a list of a variety of resources in the Toronto area. You will find addresses for mental health issues, speech therapy, special needs children, abuse, eating disorders, learning disabilities, addictions and more. This is not a complete listing of all of the local family & mental health resources. However, you may find numbers here that will get you started on finding the right help. Dealing with those who specialize in your area of concern is often the best way to obtain effective and time-efficient treatment.

Topics are listed alphabetically.

Alcohol and Drug Information:

  • Centre for Addiction and Mental Health- National toll-free number: 1-800-463-6273
  • Toronto number-(416) 595-6111
  • Renascent Centre-1-866-232-1212 (24-hour helpline)

Alcoholism:

  • Alcoholics Anonymous Toronto – 416 487 5591

Alcoholism- Aftercare:

  • Donwood Institute- (416) 425-3930

Alcoholism- Youth-Day Programs:

  • CAMH Centre for Addiction and Mental Health – (416) 535-8501

Alcoholism- Detoxification Units:

  • CAMH Centre for Addiction and Mental Health – (416) 535-8501
  • St Michael’s Hospital- (416) 360-4000

Alcoholism-Family Support:

  • Al-anon Family groups – (416) 410-3809

Alcoholism- Residences- Men and Young Men:

  • Alpha House – (416) 469-1700
  • Transition House – (416) 925-4531

Alcoholism- Residences- Women and Young Women:

  • Society of St Vincent de Paul – (416) 364-5577

Alcoholism- Residences- Seniors:

  • St.Michael’s Halfway Homes – (416) 926-0042

Alcoholism- Residential Treatment- Men and Young Men:

  • St.Michael’s Halfway Homes – (416) 926-0042
  • Renascent Centre-1-866-232-1212 (24-hour helpline)

Alcoholism- Residential Treatment- Women and Young Women:

  • Renascent Centre -1-866-232-1212 (24-hour helpline)
  • Jean Tweed Centre – (416) 255-7359

Alcoholism- Residential Treatment – Young Offenders:

  • Portage Ontario – (514) 939-0202

Alcoholism- Seniors:

  • Community Outreach Programs in Addictions (COPA) – (416) 516-2982

Alcoholism- Youth:

  • CAMH Centre for Addiction and Mental Health – (416) 535-8501
  • Youth Clinical Services – (416) 742-2514

Anxiety Disorders (See also Mental Health):

  • CAMH Centre for Addiction and Mental Health – (416) 535-8501
  • Family Service Toronto – (416) 595-9230
  • Sunnybrook Health Centre – 416-480-6100
  • North York Hospital – 416-756-6642
  • Assaulted Women: Abrigo Centre for Victims of Family Violence – (416) 534-3434
  • Assaulted Women’s Helpline – (416) 863-0511
  • Education Wife Assault – (416) 968-3422
  • Rexdale Women’s Centre – (416) 745-0062
  • York Community Services – (416) 653-5400

Autism- Caregiver Relief

  • Geneva Centre – (416) 322-7877

Autism- Residences

  • East York Residential Services – (416) 941-9474
  • Oakdale Child and Family Services – (416) 699-5600

Career and Vocational Services

  • JVS Toronto – 416-787-1151 ext. 1

Child Welfare:

  • CAMH Centre for Addiction and Mental Health – (416) 535-8501

Crisis Intervention:

  • Ontario Crisis Intervention Centre: (613) 969-5511, ext. 2753

Depression:

  • Family Service Toronto – (416) 595-9230
  • Mood Disorders Association of Ontario – (416) 486-8046

Distress Lines:

  • Distress Centres – Office- 416-486-2242
  • Crisis- 416-408-HELP (4357)

Distress Lines- Children:

  • Street Outreach Services – (416) 926-0744
  • Day Care Connection – (416) 694-9444

Distress Lines – Youth:

  • Kids Help Phone – 1 800-668-6868
  • Street Outreach Services – (416) 926-0744

Divorce and Separation Groups:

  • Family Service Toronto – (416) 595-9230
  • Jewish Family and Child Service of Toronto – (416) 638-7800
  • Flemingdon Health Care – (416) 429-4991

Drug Addiction:

  • Council on Drug Abuse – (416) 763-1491
  • Jean Tweed Centre – (416) 255-7359
  • Narcotics Anonymous – (416)-236-8956
  • Renascent Centre -1-866-232-1212 (24-hour helpline)
  • Doctors Hospital – (416) 923-5411

Drug Addiction- Aftercare:

  • Donwood Institute- (416) 425-3930

Drug Addiction – Day Programs:

  • CAMH Centre for Addiction and Mental Health – (416) 535-8501
  • Donwood Institute- (416) 425-3930
  • Jean Tweed Centre – (416) 255-7359
  • Vitanova Foundation – (905) 850-3690

Drug Addiction – Day Programs – Youth:

  • CAMH Centre for Addiction and Mental Health – (416) 535-8501

Drug Addiction – Detoxification Units:

  • CAMH Centre for Addiction and Mental Health – (416) 535-8501
  • St Michael’s Hospital- (416) 360-4000
  • Doctors Hospital – (416) 923-5411

Drug Addiction- Family Support:

  • Donwood Institute – (416) 425-3930
  • Vitanova Foundation – (905) 850-3690

Drug Addiction – Residences – Men and Young Men:

  • Alpha House – (416) 469-1700
  • Transition House – (416) 925-4531

Drug Addiction – Residences – Seniors:

  • St.Michael’s Halfway Homes – (416) 926-0042

Drug Addiction – Residential Treatment:

  • CAMH Centre for Addiction and Mental Health – (416) 535-8501
  • Donwood Institute – (416) 425-3930

Drug Addiction – Residential Treatment – Men and Young Men:

  • Renascent Centre -1-866-232-1212 (24-hour helpline)

Drug Addiction – Residential Treatment – Women and Young Women:

  • Jean Tweed Centre – (416) 255-7359
  • Renascent Centre -1-866-232-1212 (24-hour helpline)

Drug Addiction – Residential Treatment – Young Offenders:

  • Portage Ontario – (514) 939-0202

Drug Addiction – Residential Treatment – Youth:

  • CAMH Centre for Addiction and Mental Health – (416) 535-8501

Drug Addiction – Seniors:

  • Community Outreach Programs in Addictions (COPA) – (416) 516-2982

Drug Addiction – Youth:

  • CAMH Centre for Addiction and Mental Health – (416) 535-8501
  • Youth Clinical Services – (416) 742-2514

Eating Disorder Programmes & Support:

  • St Michael’s Hospital – (416) 360-4000
  • Hospital for Sick Children – (416) 813-1500
  • Toronto General Hospital – (416) 340-3111
  • Overeaters Anonymous – (416) 588-6134

Eating Disorders – Residential Treatment:

  • Street Haven at the Crossroads – (416) 967-6060
  • Toronto General Hospital – (416) 340-3111

Family Violence:

  • Education Wife Assault – (416) 968-3422
  • North York Women’s Centre – (416) 781-0479
  • Toronto Police Service – (416) 808-2222, Emergency – 911

Gambling:

  • Ontario Problem Gambling Helpline: 1-888-230-3505 .

Hospitals – Psychiatric:

  • Rogue Valley Centenary – (416) 284-8131
  • CAMH Centre for Addiction and Mental Health – (416) 535-8501
  • Mount Sinai Hospital – (416) 596-4200
  • St Michael’s Hospital – (416) 360-4000
  • Toronto General Hospital – (416) 340-3111
  • Whitby Psychiatric Hospital – (905) 668-5881

Leadership Training:

  • Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Toronto – (416) 534-8461
  • Friends and Advocates Centre – (416) 234-9245
  • Jane/Finch Community and Family Centre – (416) 663-2733
  • Family Service Toronto – (416) 595-9230

Learning Disabilities:

  • Association for the Neurologically Disabled of Canada (AND) – (416) 244-1992
  • Rogue Valley Centenary – (416) 284-8131
  • Hospital for Sick Children – (416) 813-1500
  • Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario (LDAO) – (416) 929-4311
  • Toronto General Hospital – (416) 340-3111
  • Integra – (416) 486-8055
  • Learning Disabilities – Camps:
  • Integra – (416) 486-8055

Depression and Mani Depression:

  • Family Service Toronto – (416) 595-9230
  • Mood Disorders Association of Ontario – (416) 486-8046
  • Sunnybrook Medical Centre 416) 480-6100 CAMH
  • Centre for Addiction and Mental Health – (416) 535-8501

Mental Health:

  • Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Toronto Branch – (416) 789-9079
  • CAMH Centre for Addiction and Mental Health – (416) 535-8501
  • Rogue Valley Centenary – (416) 284-8131
  • Doctors Hospital – (416) 923-5411
  • North York Hospital – (416) 756-6642
  • Sunnybrook Health Centre – (416) 480-6100
  • St Michael’s Hospital- (416) 360-4000
  • Whitby Psychiatric Hospital – (905) 668-5881
  • Mental Health – Aftercare: CAMH Centre for Addiction and Mental Health – (416) 535-8501
  • Reconnect Mental Health Services – (416) 248-2050
  • York Community Services – (416) 653-5400
  • Mental Health – Assessment: CAMH Centre for Addiction and Mental Health – (416) 535-8501
  • Sunnybrook Health Centre (416) 480-6100
  • North York Hospital – 416-756-6642
  • Doctors Hospital – (416) 923-5411
  • Whitby Psychiatric Hospital – (905) 668-5881
  • Integra – (416) 486-8055
  • Oolagen Community Services – (416) 395-0060
  • Stothers Centre for Children and Families – (416) 259-1168

Mental Health – Camps:

  • Earlscourt Child and Family Centre – (416) 654-8981 (*make sure it’s still around)
  • Kinark Child and Family Services – (905) 474-9595

Mental Health – Case Management:

  • Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Toronto Branch – (416) 789-9079
  • Oolagen Community Services – (416) 395-0060
  • Integra – (416) 486-8055
  • Central Toronto Youth Services (CTYS) – (416) 924-2100
  • Youthdale Treatment Centres – (416) 368-4896
  • Mental Health Centres – Children & Adolescents:
  • Rogue Valley Centenary – (416) 284-8131
  • The Hospital for Sick Children – General inquiries: 416-813-1500
  • Sunnybrook Medical Centre – 416) 480-6100
  • North York Hospital – 416-756-6642
  • St. Joseph’s Health Centre – 416-530-6825
  • Trillium Health Centre – 905-451-4655
  • CAMH Centre for Addiction and Mental Health – (416) 535-8501
  • Integra – (416) 486-8055
  • The Hincks-Dellcrest Centre – Gail Appel Institute (416) 972-1935
  • Kinark Child and Family Services – (905) 474-9595
  • Earlscourt Child and Family Centre – (416) 654-8981 (*make sure it’s still around)
  • Youthdale Treatment Centres – (416) 368-4896
  • Adventure Place – (416) 744-7650
  • Children’s Mental Health Ontario (CMHO) – (416) 921-2109

Mental Health – Day Treatment:

  • CAMH Centre for Addiction and Mental Health – (416) 535-8501
  • Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care – (416) 785-2500
  • St Michael’s Hospital- (416) 360-4000
  • Whitby Psychiatric Hospital – (905) 668-5881
  • Mount Sinai Hospital – (416) 596-4200
  • Central Toronto Youth Services (CTYS) – (416) 924-2100
  • North York General Hospital – (416) 756-6000
  • Women’s College Hospital – (416) 323-6400
  • St. Joseph’s Health Centre – (416) 530-6000

Mental Health – Day Treatment – Children and Youth:

  • Aisling Discoveries Child and Family Centre – (416) 321-5464
  • CAMH Centre for Addiction and Mental Health – (416) 535-8501
  • Delisle Youth Services – (416) 482-0081
  • Jewish Family and Child Services of Toronto – (416) 638-7800
  • Integra – (416) 486-8055
  • Hospital for Sick Children – (416) 813-1500
  • Kinark Child and Family Services – (905) 474-9595
  • Whitby Psychiatric Hospital – (905) 668-5881
  • Hincks-Dellcrest Treatment Centre – (416) 633-0515
  • Mental Health – Day Treatment – Preschool Programs
  • Adventure Place – (416) 744-7650
  • Aisling Discoveries Child and Family Centre – (416) 321-5464
  • North York General Hospital – (416) 756-6000
  • Stothers Centre for Children and Families – (416) 259-1168
  • George Hull Centre – (416) 622-8833
  • Mental Health – Residential Treatment – Children and Youth:
  • Aisling Discoveries Child and Family Centre – (416) 321-5464
  • Hincks-Dellcrest Treatment Centre – (416) 633-0515
  • Delisle Youth Services – (416) 482-0081
  • Jewish Family and Child Services of Toronto – (416) 638-7800
  • Kinark Child and Family Services – (905) 474-9595
  • Oolagen Community Services – (416) 395-0060
  • George Hull Centre – (416) 622-8833
  • Youthdale Treatment Centres – (416) 368-4896
  • Earlscourt Child and Family Centre – (416) 654-8981 (*make sure it’s still around)

Mental Health – Women:

  • Wellesley Hospital – (416) 926-5148
  • Doctors Hospital – (416) 923-5411
  • Women’s College Hospital – (416) 323-6400

Mental Health – Youth:

  • Rogue Valley Centenary – (416) 284-8131
  • Central Toronto Youth Services (CTYS) – (416) 924-2100
  • CAMH Centre for Addiction and Mental Health – (416) 535-8501
  • Hincks-Dellcrest Treatment Centre – (416) 633-0515
  • Delisle Youth Services – (416) 482-0081
  • Integra – (416) 486-8055
  • Oolagen Community Services – (416) 395-0060
  • Kinark Child and Family Services – (905) 474-9595
  • Youthdale Treatment Centres – (416) 368-4896

Parent and Child Programs – Special Needs:

  • Hugh Macmillan Rehabilitation Centre – (800) 363-2440
  • Macaulay Childe Development Centre – (416) 789-7441

Physical Disabilities:

  • Canadian Paraplegic Association (CPA-Ontario) – (416) 422-5644
  • Centre for Independent Living in Toronto (CILT) – (416) 599-2458

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder:

  • Toronto General Hospital – (416) 340-3111

Psychogeriatric Services:

  • Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care – (416) 785-2500
  • Providence Health Care – (416) 285-3666
  • CAMH Centre for Addiction and Mental Health – (416) 535-8501
  • Whitby Psychiatric Hospital – (905) 668-5881

Socially Isolated Adults:

  • 416 Drop in Centre – (416) 928-3334
  • Friendship Centre – (416) 368-8179

Speech Disorders:

  • CAMH Centre for Addiction and Mental Health – (416) 535-8501
  • Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care – (416) 785-2500
  • Bloorview Kids Rehab – (416) 425-6220
  • York-Durham Aphasia Centre – (905) 642-2053
  • Etobicoke Children’s Centre – (905) 642-2053
  • North York General Hospital – (416) 756-6000
  • St Michael’s Hospital- (416) 360-4000
  • Surrey Place Centre – (416) 925-5141

Tourette Syndrome:

  • Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada – (905) 673-2255

Tutoring:

  • Alexandra Park Neighbourhood Learning Centre – (416) 591-7384
  • Dixon Hall – (647) 430-8582
  • East End Literacy – (416) 968-6989
  • Frontier College – (416) 642-1714
  • Parkdale Project Read – (416) 531-6308
  • Street Haven – (416) 967-6060
  • YMCA of Greater Toronto – (416) 928-9622
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