Distress and Crisis Ontario
Distress and Crisis Ontario (DCO) is an association that is the recognized leader in promoting collaboration and building capacity in organizations that provide distress and crisis response.
Distress Centres (DC’s) across Ontario offer support and a variety of services to their communities. At a DC you can find a listening ear for lonely, depressed, and/or suicidal people, usually 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Many centres also have Suicide Survivor programs, support services for youth, telephone call out programs for seniors and vulnerable people, mental health Crisis Lines services and much more.
Distress Centres provide their listening and referral services primarily through highly trained and committed volunteers. The staffs of Distress Centres are knowledgeable individuals who insure the highest levels of support to the individuals in their communities and innovation in service provision.