Distress Centres of Greater Toronto

Record Details
Social Media Website Website: www.dcogt.com
Social Media Website
Description & Services
Alternate Name 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 
•Telecheck for Seniors Program (55+) -outbound support service 
•Touching Base (16+) - outbound support service 
Services provided via TTY and Online Text and Chat  
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 2pm-2am
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
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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
Office Phone Mississauga/Brampton: 905-459-7777 
Caledon: 1-877-298-5444
Fax 1-888-658-8577
TTY Phone 905-278-4890
E-Mail info@dcogt.com
Website www.dcogt.com
Primary Contact Maureen Elliott, Program Manager- Inbound; Email: melliott@dcogt.com
Other Details
Print Material brochures and posters available
Established Distress Centre Peel (1973) and Telecare Brampton (1975), merged in 2012.
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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