Essex County, ON
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Refers to all programs that provide immediate assistance for people who are currently experiencing severe emotional distress; for any situation that is life-threatening, or poses harm to someone; or unable to cope with a problem that demands immediate attention. Crisis services help deal with the immediate crisis, and restore people back to their original (higher) level of function so that they can identify and deal with their problems.

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Private Practice Professionals and Commercial Businesses

Michael Swinton
2301 Tecumseh Road East, Windsor, ON, N8W 1E6 Map
519-962-2647
All ages
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London Middlesex Counselling & Addiction Services
186 King, London, ON, N6A 1C7 Map
519-204-3886
3 years and up
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1. Child Welfare including Children's Aid Society (CAS)

The child welfare / child protection system is a group of services that promote the well-being of children by protecting children from abuse or neglect, ensuring they are safe, and strengthening families so that they can successfully care for their children.

The Inn of Windsor is a 12-bed residential facility for teenage girls. We also operate nine, one or two bedroom apartments for male and female youths aged ... more
1687 Wyandotte St E, Windsor, ON, N8Y 1C8 Map
519-252-7768
13 - 21 years
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The Windsor-Essex Children's Aid Society is dedicated to the well-being and safety of every child by advocating for, and partnering with, our children, ... more
1671 Riverside Dr. E., Windsor, ON, N8Y 5B5 Map
519-252-1171
Up to 18 years
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If you are a child or youth (up to age 21) in care or custody, and you don't think anyone is listening to you... If something doesn't feel fair or right... You ... more
250 Davisville Avenue, Toronto, ON, M7A 1G2 Map
1-800-263-2841
Up to 21 years
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The Ontario Association of Children's Aid Societies (OACAS) is a membership organization that represents 53 children's aid societies in Ontario, and is ... more
75 Front Street East 2nd Floor, Toronto, ON, M5E 1V9 Map
416-987-7725
All ages
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Committed to public safety, delivering proactive and innovative policing in partnership with our communities. more
ON,CA
1-888-310-1122 (Toll Free)
All ages
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The Centre of Excellence for Child Welfare (CECW) fosters research and disseminates knowledge about the prevention and treatment of child abuse and ... more
246 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON, M5S 1A1 Map
All ages
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The National Youth In Care Network is a national, charitable organization that exists to voice the opinions and concerns of youth in and from care and promote ... more
207 Bank Street, Ottawa, ON, K2P 2N2 Map
613-230-8945 x18007907074
All ages
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Private Practice Professionals and Commercial Businesses

Changing Steps Counselling, Training and Consulting
71 Woodward Ave, Brampton, ON, L6V 1K5 Map
647-772-7837
All ages
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2. Crisis Lines including Telephone, Online and Chat

Crisis lines offer free, immediate and confidential one-on-one assistance to callers in need and usually operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They are generally staffed by either paid professionals, or trained volunteers. They will listen, offer support and advice, and if necessary, will try to help the caller get connected to help in his/her community. 

We provide: * emergency crisis intervention * suicide prevention * emotional support * referrals to community resources by telephone We are available 12 noon - 12 midnight (365 days a year) more
Windsor, ON, N8Y 4R5 Map
519-256-5000 (Crisis Line)
All ages
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The Counselors at SACC are all registered Social Workers who are trained especially to help victims of sexual violence. Their experience and knowledge give ... more
1770 Langlois Ave, Windsor, ON, N8X 4M5 Map
519-253-3100
All ages
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Free, anonymous, confidential 24-hr telephone and TTY crisis telephone line to all women in the province of Ontario who have experienced any form of ... more
Toronto, ON, M5T 2W2 Map
416-863-0511
All ages
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Distress Centres Ontario (DCO) is a non-profit association of community-based distress centres in Ontario.   If you are in distress or crisis and need ... more
700 Lawrence Avenue West, Toronto, ON, M6A 3B4 Map
416-486-2242
All ages
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Provincial support line for francophones. For women affected by violence. 24/7/365. Offers a listening ear, information, safety planning, information and ... more
Physical address not provided
1-877-336-2433
16 years and up
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Good2Talk is a free, confidential and anonymous helpline providing professional counselling and information and referrals for mental health, addictions and ... more
Physical address not provided
1-866-925-5454
16 - 30 years
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MHH provides free, anonymous, confidential information and referral services and supports for people experiencing mental health issues or to their families, ... more
ON,CA
1-866-531-2600
All ages
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The Ontario Poison Centre in Toronto has been serving the general public and healthcare professionals throughout Ontario since 1979. Although the ... more
555 University Avenue, Toronto, ON, M5G 1X8 Map
1-800-268-9017 x4168135900
All ages
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Non-profit education centre specializing suicide prevention; involved with curriculum development; training programs; library and information services. Purpose ... more
105 12 Avenue SE, Calgary, AB, T2G 1A1 Map
403-245-3900
All ages
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If you are FEELING SAD or DISTRESSED and want to talk, support is a phone call away. Service is available in Cree, Ojibway, Inuktitut, English and French. ... more
Physical address not provided
1-855-242-3310
All ages
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Kids Help Phone is Canada’s only bilingual phone and on-line counselling service for youth. It’s free, anonymous and confidential. Professional ... more
439 University Avenue, Toronto, ON, M5G 1Y8 Map
416-586-5437
5 - 20 years
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Youthspace.ca offers emotional support and crisis intervention to youth in Canada under 30yrs. Our highly-trained volunteers are online every night (6 PM to ... more
Victoria, BC Map
Up to 30 years
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3. Walk-In Counselling

Walk-in counselling clinics provide counseling services, without a need to book a long time in advance. They can be helpful for many issues such as family conflict, stress, grief, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, separation, divroce or abuse. Most of the time, no appointment is required, though some clinics may require you to call ahead the same day to book appointments for that day. 

Our professional counselling program offers individual, marital/couple, family and group counselling. Our counselling program advocates an emphasis on growth, ... more
1770 Langlois Ave, Windsor, ON, N8X 4M5 Map
519-966-5010
All ages
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The Regional Children's Centre is an accredited children's mental health centre serving children and  adolescents, who are dealing with social, emotional, ... more
3901 Connaught Avenue, Windsor, ON, N9C 4H4 Map
519-257-5288
Up to 18 years
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Maryvale is an adolescent treatment centre. We offer crisis services, day treatment, access to Child Psychiatrists and Positive Parenting Program for ... more
3640 rue Wells St, Windsor, ON, N9C 1T9 Map
519-258-0484
13 - 17 years
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Private Practice Professionals and Commercial Businesses

Physical address not provided
1-866-503-7454
4 - 18 years
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4. Hospital Emergency Department

Going to the Emergency Department of your local hospital is helpful for crises and emergency situations such as thoughts of suicide or homicide (thoughts of seriously harming oneself or others); conditions such as psychosis or mania.

The Regional Children's Centre is an accredited children's mental health centre serving children and  adolescents, who are dealing with social, emotional, ... more
3901 Connaught Avenue, Windsor, ON, N9C 4H4 Map
519-257-5288
Up to 18 years
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Maryvale is an adolescent treatment centre. We offer crisis services, day treatment, access to Child Psychiatrists and Positive Parenting Program for ... more
3640 rue Wells St, Windsor, ON, N9C 1T9 Map
519-258-0484
13 - 17 years
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5. Emergency Shelter and Housing

There are various shelters that people can use when they have no place to go.

 

Emergency shelters are places for people to live temporarily when they don't have a place to stay. Emergency shelters (such as women's shelters) are primarily meant for those fleeing an abusive relationship, sexual abuse or domestic violence. Some shelters limit their clientele by gender or age.

 

Homeless shelters are temporary places to stay, usually meant for homeless people. Usually located in downtown areas, they are similar to emergency shelters. The main difference is that homeless shelters are usually open to anyone, without regard to the reason for need. Some shelters limit their clientele by gender or age.

The Inn of Windsor is a 12-bed residential facility for teenage girls. We also operate nine, one or two bedroom apartments for male and female youths aged ... more
1687 Wyandotte St E, Windsor, ON, N8Y 1C8 Map
519-252-7768
13 - 21 years
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The ministry funds many programs and services to help women and their children live free of domestic violence. These programs and services are delivered ... more
ON,CA
16 years and up
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Operation Come Home is a national, charitable, non-profit organization helping street kids and runaways to return home, which has reunited thousands of ... more
179 Murray Street, Ottawa, ON, K1N 1C5 Map
1-800-668-4663 x24
All ages
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6. Women's Shelters

Women's shelters are places where women (and their children) can go to stay, and are typically for women fleeing domestic violence from their partners or spouses. Women's shelters offer safe, temporary housing and usually other services to enable a return to independent living such as counselling and referrals to community resources.

The ministry funds many programs and services to help women and their children live free of domestic violence. These programs and services are delivered ... more
ON,CA
16 years and up
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"We are a unified voice collaborating, educating and innovating for systemic change that ends violence against women making Canada a model for safety in ... more
ON,CA
613-680-5119
18 years and up
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