Chat & Text Services

Help is available, right at your fingertips with our new chat and text services, offered 7 days a week.

We are thrilled to announce that the Distress Centre has extended services to include both a text and chat option to serve those who choose to reach out for support in a different form than by phone.

Text: 343-306-5550
Chat: Blue chat icon, located at the bottom right hand corner of our website.

Hours of Operation

Text & Chat: 4:00pm-10:00pm, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Languages Offered



Available to all residents, regardless of age.

Regions Served


Please note that the Ottawa Distress text and chat is not an emergency service. If you have an immediate life-threatening emergency, please dial 911.