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Crisis Telephone Hotlines
Do you need help right now? Don't know who to talk to? Are you in trouble? Here is a listing of crisis hotlines in York Region.
  • Children's Aid Society of York Region
  • Toll free:1 800 718 3850
  • Domestic Abuse & Sexual Assault Care Centre Richmond Hill
  • Address: 10 Trench Street, Richmond Hill ON  
    Phone: 905 832 1406   Toll free:1 800 521 6004
    call extension 3 at York Central Hospital.
  • Drug & Alcohol Helpline
  • Toll free:1-800-565-8603
  • Inn From The Cold
  • Address: 510 Penrose Street, Newmarket ON  L3Y 1AZ
    Phone: 905 895 8889  
  • Interval House
  • Phone: 416 924 1491  
    a 24 hour crisis phone line.
  • Kids Help Phone
  • Toll free:1 800 668 6868
    Contact:  (torontochapter!@kidshelphone.ca)
    trained professional counsellors available 24 hours a day 7 days a week for kids who need help or hope.
  • Men Unwilling To Seek Help in a Mental Health Crisis
  • This is not a local service but is aimed at men reticent about getting help. This site deals with depression and suicical thoughts in a humorous way. If you are worried about your loved one right now, go to this website.
  • Need A Place To Stay Right Now? Assessment and Referral Centre
  • Free from any pay phone 1 877 338 3398 Street Outreach Van 1-866-553-4053
  • Need help right now? Call York Support Services Network
  • Address: 102 Main Street, Newmarket ON  L3Y 3Y7
    Phone: 905 310 2673   Toll free:905 310 2673
    Call 310-COPE [2673]
  • Ontario Addiction Treatment Centre Oakridges
  • Address: 13085 Yonge Street, Oakridges ON  L4E 3S8
    Phone: 905 773 5395   Fax: 416 773 1361  
    Contact:  (info@oatc.ca)
  • Ontario Mental Health Hotline
  • Toll free:1-866-531-2600
    Are you worried about a loved one? Call this number now.
  • Ontario Problem Gambling Helpline
  • Toll free:1-888-230-3505
  • Out Of The Cold York Region
  • Phone: 416 948 6682  
    Mosaic Interfaith Out Of The Cold provides transportation from Finch subway (4-6 p.m. M-F) to various centres in York Region. Services include an overnight bed,food, bus tokens, clothing bank, showers and medical care.
  • Parents For Childrens Mental Health York Region
  • Phone: 905 471 3046  
    Contact: Donna Massel (dmassel7301@rogers.com)
    Overwhelmed by your child's behaviour? In need of compassion, understanding and information? This local chapter meets monthly - they can help!
  • Street Outreach York Region
  • Toll free:1 866 553 4053
  • Telehealth Ontario
  • Toll free:1 866 797 0000
  • Women's Sexual Assault Helpline & Outreach Services of York Region
  • Toll free:1 800 263 6734
  • Yellow Brick House
  • Address: not given for security reasons, Aurora ON  
    Toll free:1800 263 3247
    Contact:  (info@yellowbrickhouse.org)
    Are you in an abusive situation and need help right now? Call Yellow Brick's 24 hour crisis hotline at 1 800 263 3247 or call 905 727 1944. The Yellow Brick House is committed to rebuilding the lives of abused women and children in York Region.
  • York Region Emergency Shelters
  • Toll free:1 888 256 1112
    York Region has 75 emergency shelter beds and 4 shelters.
  • York Support Services Network
  • Address: 50 McIntosh Dr, Markham ON  L3R 9T3
    Phone: 905 305 7440  
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