Distress Centre Halton provides telephone and online support to people in our community to better cope with crisis, loneliness, and emotional stress. Having the support of a friendly person who cares about your feelings and what you’re going through can make all the difference!

People contact us for lots reasons, including feelings of loneliness, relationship issues, thoughts of suicide, bullying, bereavement, and many more. No issue is too big or too small.

Befriending is what makes our service unique. Our proven ability to prevent crises and suicide is what makes us strong. Our team of well trained, caring volunteers create a safe space where people can experience a meaningful connection, effectively helping to reduce feelings of isolation and loneliness.

Some feedback from people who have used our services:

“A little kindness goes a long way, especially when you’re lonely or having a tough day. Thank you and all the volunteers for being there.”

“I might not be here if it wasn’t for you guys, you got me through it when no one else could. You guys saved my life.”

Are you a good listener? Volunteers are the lifeline of our service! We hold several training sessions throughout the year. If you’re over the age of 19 and able to volunteer 12 hours each month, please visit our website for more information and to complete an application:

Anytime you need to talk, give us a call: Oakville 905-849-4541, Burlington 905-681-1488, North Halton 905-877-1211. You don’t have to be alone. We listen. We care.

This is an excerpt from the October edition of “AROUND THE 16 MILE – celebrating our town”, the monthly newsletter by Saunders, Saxton & Winter focusing on Oakville, Ontario.  If you’d like to receive our monthly newsletter automatically via email just fill in the form below.  To receive this specific newsletter please contact and be sure to include the title of this post so we know which newsletter to send you.
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