COVID-19 related Service Update: We expect that our service delivery/response rates will be impacted at this time. We appreciate your patience as we take steps to protect staff and volunteers but at the same time look for ways to best serve our callers and program participants in a situation that remains ever-changing.
Distress Centres of Greater Toronto (formerly Spectra Helpline) offers its programs and services, (i.e., crisis and suicide assessment and intervention, emotional support, and outbound check-in calls) in 8 languages: English, Cantonese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Spanish, Hindi, Punjabi and Urdu.
When you call us, you can expect your call to be treated with the strictest confidentiality. You will be invited to share whatever is upsetting you, at your own pace, and in your own words. You will connect with a kind, caring and empathetic listener. We understand when others can't.