Each and every year, the Distress Centre of Ottawa & Region relies on the community it serves to maintain a high quality service for people who are in distress or in crisis - people with kind hearts who want to help others in need, former clients who have lived through challenging times and understand the value of the work we do, businesses and corporations who want to better the quality of life in their community, and foundations that create opportunities for communities to thrive. We could not operate without their compassion and tremendous generosity.
Most importantly, when you donate to the Distress Centre, your contribute to public awareness on mental health issues and access to support. Through your donation, you help prevent crisis and suicide.
When you donate to our agency, 100% of every dollar goes directly to the Distress Centre programs.
Each volunteer trained is another family member, friend or neighbour who has gained valuable skills, knowledge and tools to effectively deal with distress and crisis in the community. They are attuned to the signs of suicidal behavior and how to properly diffuse crisis, something they apply not only while answering calls for help in our call centre but in their everyday life as well. Through donations we receive from the community, the Distress Centre team continues to raise awareness of mental health issues, one volunteer at a time.
Your donation extends far beyond the walls of the Distress Centre. Thank you for your support and for believing in what we do!
Judy Grunwald, Manager of Operations
613-238-1089 x 223