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Hotlines & Crisis Support

For original list and further resources please visit Rainbow Optimist Club -Southwestern Ontario

*Please note: Due to Covid-19, some of the programs and services may have changed. Please contact the individual organization for more information.

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Anova 24-Hour Crisis & Support Line

Anova provides a 24-hour Crisis & Support Line for all genders & emergency short-term shelters for women & their children experiencing abuse, among several other services. l 519.642.3000 (24-Hour Crisis & Support Line)

Hate Helpline

Confidentially report incidents of hate &/or access support, information & referrals from 9AM to 5PM, Monday to Friday. You can also leave a message & have an operator follow up with you.



Kids Help Phone

Canada’s only 24/7, national support service. Professional counselling, information & referrals & volunteer-led, text-based support to young people in both English & French. l 1.800.668.6868 l Text CONNECT to 686868

LGBT Youth Line

Confidential & non-judgemental peer support through telephone, text & chat services. Get in touch with a peer support volunteer from Sunday to Friday, 4:00PM to 9:30PM. l 1.800.268.9688 (Call) l 647.694.4275 (Text)

Mental Health & Addictions Crisis Centre (London)

Walk through our doors 24/7 to receive immediate crisis assessment, intervention, stabilization & links to community resources.

519.434.9191 l 648 Huron Street, London

Reach Out

Reach Out is a confidential 24/7 information, support and crisis service for people living with mental health or addictions concerns in Elgin, Oxford, Middlesex and London. (Webchat) l 519.433.2023 l 1.866.933.2023 (Toll Free)

The Support Line

24/7 confidential listening & support for individuals aged 16 years & old. Whether you are anxious, depressed, lonely, overwhelmed or just need to talk something through with someone, you will find a supportive and caring person at our end of the line. l 519.601.8055 l 1.844.360.8055

Trans Lifeline

A Trans-led organization dedicated to improving the quality of Trans lives by responding to the critical needs of our community with direct service, material support, advocacy, & education. l 1.877.330.6366

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