Distress Centres of Greater Toronto

Record Details
Social Media Website Website: www.dcogt.com
Social Media Website
Description & Services
Alternate Name Formerly Spectra Helpline and Toronto Distress Centre - merged in 2019 - now Distress Centres of Greater Toronto (DCGT) ; Formerly Telecare Distress Centre and Distress Centre Peel - merged December 2012 ; Spectra Community Support Services
Description Provides free telephone support in 8 languages, for the diverse population of the Region of Peel through the following programs and services: 
•Helpline (English) - 24/7  
•Multilingual Helplines - Mon-Fri,10am-10pm 
•Peel Elder Abuse Support Line - 24/7 
•Text support - Mon-Sun, 4pm-midnight 
•Telecheck for Seniors Program (55+) -outbound support service 
•Touching Base (16+) - outbound support service 
Services provided phone and text 
Volunteer opportunities available: 
•call: 289-569-1200 
•email: info@dcogt.com 
•visit website: www.dcogt.com
Hours Admin: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm * Service daily 24 hours * Chat and Text on Line 4pm-12am
Areas Served Etobicoke North ; Peel Region ; TeleCheck and Touching Base program: catchment area of the Central West LHIN, and Mississauga
Eligibility 55+ for telecheck seniors program * 16 and older for touching base program
Application Registration is required for: 
TeleCheck Seniors Program 
Touching Base Program (16+) 
For more information and/or to register call 289-569-1302
Fees None
Languages English ; Chinese (Cantonese) ; Chinese (Mandarin) ; Hindi ; Portuguese ; Punjabi ; Spanish ; Urdu
Contact Information
Address & Map 7700 Hurontario Street, Unit 402 (2nd floor)
Brampton, ON L6Y 4M3
View Google Map
Site Location Longo's Mall; 2nd floor - office doors are located 4 store-fronts to the right of the Scotiabank
Intersection Hurontario St and Ray Lawson Blvd
Accessibility Fully Accessible
Mailing Address 31 Adelaide Street E 
Toronto, ON M5G 1B1
Office Phone Mississauga/Brampton: 905-459-7777 
Caledon: 1-877-298-5444 
Toronto: 416-408-4357
Fax 1-888-658-8577
E-Mail info@dcogt.com
Website www.dcogt.com
Other Details
Print Material brochures and posters available
Established Distress Centre Peel (1973) and Telecare Brampton (1975), Spectra Helpline (2012), Distress Centres of Greater Toronto (2019)
Funding Regional / Municipal - Region of Peel ; Provincial - CW LHIN ; Fundraising ; United Way - Region of Peel ; Foundation - Ontario Trillium Foundation
Service Level (50) Non Profit
Subjects Adults ; Crisis intervention ; Distress lines ; Family support ; Information and referral ; Mental health ; Safety ; Seniors ; Suicide prevention ; Telephone support ; Volunteer opportunities ; Young adults

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