Spectra Community Support Services
|Record #: CMH1176||Last Modified: 01 Nov 2017||Last Full Update: 01 Nov 2017|
|Social Media||Website: www.spectrahelpline.org/|
|Description & Services|
Offers 24/7 telephone support, crisis intervention, suicide intervention and referrals to the community. Trained volunteers answer the line and provide listening, emotional support and empathy. Public education.
*Multi-Lingual Distress Line: Multilingual Helplines are open Mon-Fri 10am-10pm.
*Peel Elder Abuse Support Program:
Offers telephone support to older adults or those out in the community who may be experiencing or suspect abuse. The service is provided 7 days a week from 12noon- 8pm by specially trained senior volunteers.
The program also has a Program Facilitator that specializes in providing individualized support to those experiencing abuse.
Public education and elder abuse awareness.
*Telecheck Seniors Program (55+): provides ongoing telephone support for isolated seniors. Our regular calls provide safety check-ins, medication reminders, or social calls. We also focus on offering clients a chance to be heard by providing emotional support, companionship and a sense of community. We work together to reduce feelings of isolation and loneliness, provide positive coping skills, offer referrals to community services, and keep people safe.
*Touching Base Program (16+): Whether dealing with a mental health issue, preventing or de-escalating a crisis situation, or relieving loneliness and isolation, Spectra is here to support and listen whenever needed. Touching Base is a transitional support program for individuals 16+. Our program is available for 3-6 months during client crisis or transition, (e.g. hospital to home, between services, etc.). We provide medication reminders, safety checks, and/or emotional support. We work together to reduce feelings of isolation, provide positive coping skills, encourage recovery, and keep people safe. Please see website for phone number for your area.
*Distress Line Mon-Sun 24 hours
*Peel Elder Abuse Support Program Mon-Sun 12noon-8pm
|Areas Served||Peel Region ; Peel Region|
|Languages||English ; French ; Amharic ; Arabic ; Bengali ; Chinese (Mandarin) ; Croatian ; Filipino ; German ; Hindi ; Italian ; Malayalam ; Marathi ; Polish ; Portuguese ; Punjabi ; Romanian ; Sinhala ; Spanish ; Tamil ; Telugu ; Urdu ; Ebonics|
|Mailing Address||7700 Hurontario Street
Mississauga, ON L6Y 4M3
|Crisis Phone||Brampton: 905-459-7777
|TTY Phone||Distress Line 905-278-4890|
|Service Level||(50) Non Profit ; (51) Registered Charity|
|Subjects||Crisis intervention ; Distress lines ; Education ; Friendship services ; Information and referral ; Mental health ; Mental health services ; Speakers bureaus ; Suicide ; Suicide prevention ; Telephone support ; Volunteer opportunities|