Mental Health and Street Outreach Resources
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (C.A.M.H.)
C.A.M.H. offers emergency services at 250 College Street, Toronto
Phone: 416-535-8501 ext. 6885 (24 hours)
Distress Centres of Toronto
This service provides telephone support 24 hours/day to those experiencing emotional distress or in need of crisis intervention and suicide prevention. Services are provided in 151 languages.
The Gerstein Centre
The Gerstein Centre is a community mental health service that provides crisis intervention for adults living in Toronto who experience mental health problems. It also provides referrals to other services for ongoing, non-crisis issues. The Centre explains that its services are non-medical and that crisis calls of a medical nature (psychiatric assessment, severe self-harm or suicide attempts) are referred to a hospital.
The Centre offers telephone support, community visits and a ten-bed, short-stay residence. All services are provided free of charge.
Crisis line: 416-929-5200.
For individuals who are calling personally to use the Centre’s services.
Referral line: 416-929-9897.
For workers who would like to make a second party referral.
Mental Health Helpline
This service provides free, confidential support 24 hours/day. Interpretation services are available in 140 languages.
This phone service helps homeless people get information about shelter, housing, food and street outreach workers.
Phone: 1-866-392-3777 (8:00 a.m.–12:00 midnight)
Phone Community Information Toronto: 211 (midnight–8:00 a.m.)