Resources: Crisis & Emergency

Crisis, Distress and Suicide

  • At^lohsa Native Family Healing Services (London, ON) provides crisis counselling and information to First Nations women and children experiencing domestic violence.
  • Carrefour des Femmes (Southwestern Ontario) is a free, confidential service for Francophone women, providing active listening and support, referrals, accompaniment, practical assistance, advocacy, public education, awareness, outreach, and social activism.
  • Distress Center (London, ON) provide suicide/crisis intervention 24/7.
  • Fem’aide (South Western, ON) is the provincial francophone women’s crisis helpline. This helpline provides immediate and confidential support (crisis intervention and management) and counseling as well as referral and informational services to those who identify as female (+16 yrs of age) who have been victims of violence of any kind in all of Ontario. The Oasis Centre des femmes in Toronto is a resource center for Francophone women who have been victims of any kind of violence.
  • IMAlive (International) is an online crisis intervention network where you can talk to someone anonymously over instant messaging.
  • Kids Help Phone (International) provides kids and teens confidential support over the phone or live chat.
  • List of International Crisis/Suicide Hotlines
  • Madame Vanier Children’s Services (London, ON) provides suicide/crisis intervention.
  • Mind Your Mind “Be Safe” (Some Regions in Ontario) is a phone/computer app that helps young people make decisions during a crisis. It takes you through creating a safety plan and helps you reach out to local resources.
  • My Sister’s Place (London, ON) offers crisis and transitional support to women who are homeless.
  • Sexual Assault Center London (London, ON) has a 24-hour crisis and support line for any individual who has experienced sexual assault.
  • Women’s Rural Resource Centre (Strathroy and Area) provides 24-hour crisis counselling to women and children who have experienced abuse and violence.

Emergency Needs

  • Daily Bread Food Bank (London, ON) provides emergency food access.
  • Families First (London, ON) has a “Baby Food Bank” and emergency food cupboard.
  • Information London posts monthly lists of community food banks, food depots, and meal calendars.
  • London Community Chaplaincy (London, ON) provides emergency food assistance, diapers, toiletries bus tickets, and vouchers for non-prescription medications.
  • Madame Vanier Children’s Services (London, ON) day/overnight respite care for sick children.
  • Men’s Mission & Rehabilitation Centre (London, ON) provides temporary accommodation, meals, rehabilitation and clothing to men in distress.
  • Merrymount (London, ON) has a residential/respite program for children of families in a period of crisis, transition or family instability.
  • Mission Services Crashbed Program (London, ON) provides segregated sleep accommodations for men and women who can not or will not access regular shelter beds. Meals and shower facilities available. It operates from 9:00pm to 7:00 am.
  • Rotholme Women’s & Family Shelter (London, ON) accommodates families and single women for up to 30 days. 24-hour emergency admission is provided individuals who are homeless or are in a crisis situation. Crisis counselling and referral is provided.
  • Salvation Army Centre of Hope (London, ON) provides emergency shelter, a separate emergency youth shelter, and transitional housing.
  • Women’s Community House (London, ON) provides temporary emergency housing and confidential counselling to women and children in distress.
  • Zhaawanong Shelter (London, ON) provides shelter for First Nation women and children at risk of domestic abuse.

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