If you're feeling overwhelmed or trapped. If you're scared or lonely. If you're looking for a community resource. If you’re dealing with anxiety, depression, or suicidal thoughts. We're here. In fact, we’re always here, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Regardless of what time of day it is, you can always count on our services being available.
Need Distress Centre & Crisis Line materials?
If your workplace requires informational pamphlets and/or service cards, we’ll be happy to fulfill your request. The more people know about the services that are available to them in their time of need, the faster they can begin their road to recovery! Simply fill out our online request form to get started.
I want to make a difference!
If you want to make a difference in the lives of others in our community, you've come to the right place. Our 24/7 services are available to those who need someone to turn to in times of distress or crisis, and we simply have the best volunteers on our phone lines! If you're ready to be a voice of support to help answer over 50,000 calls annually, please apply today.
What about calls regarding suicide?
Everyone who works at the Distress Centre, whether they’re a volunteer or an employee, is trained in the LivingWorks’ Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) workshop. This training allows them to discuss suicide with callers in an open, direct and non-judgmental manner. In short, we are here to listen, support and intervene when there is a risk of suicide. Every life matters, and we're here to help with your struggle.
Chocolate Affair Gala
It's back! Our 11th annual Chocolate Affair Gala will be taking place at the Shaw Centre on Saturday, May 5th, 2018! Help us raise much needed funds for our 24/7 services while dining on all things chocolate! Tickets on sale soon!
About DC Ottawa
We have answered more than one million calls for help.