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Understanding Autism

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Understanding Mental Health

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If you are in crisis and this is an emergency, dial 911 or go to your nearest hospital emergency room.

Lumenus is not a crisis or emergency centre. If you need urgent help but don’t need to go to a Hospital Emergency Room, the list of 24 Hour Crisis Centres and resources below can help.

Distress Lines

Service ProviderPhone NumberAvailability
Toronto Distress Centres416-408-4357
24 hours
Gerstein Centre416-929-520024 hours
Telecare (Mandarin & Cantonese)416-920-049724 hours
Assaulted Women’s Helpline415-863-0511 or 1-866-863-051124 hours
Warm Line, Progress Place416-863-0511 or 416-960-WARM8 p.m. – midnight
Kids Help Phone1-800-668-686824 hours
Youthdale Psychiatric Crisis Service416-363-999024 hours
Anishnawbe Mental Health Crisis Management Services416-891-860624 hours
Toronto Rape Crisis Centre416-597-880824 hours
Dr. Roz’s Healing Place416-264-435724 hours
Etobicoke/North York York Support Services 1-855-310-2673
Children’s Aid Society of Toronto416-924-4646
Catholic Children’s Aid Society416-395-1500

On The Street Shelters

Service ProviderPhone Number
Hostel Intake 416-397-5637
Street Helpline1-866-392-3777
Shelter Access for Youth & Family1-877-338-3398

Mobile Crisis Response

Toronto

Service ProviderPhone NumberService Details
Gerstein Crisis Line416-929-5200Service borders: south to the lake, north to Eglinton, east to Bayview to Danforth and then to Victoria Park, west to Jane St.
St. Mike’s Hospital Mobile Crisis Team911Accessible via the Police Department (no direct number)

North York / Etobicoke

Service ProviderPhone NumberService Details
St. Elizabeth Healthcare416-498-0043Service borders: South to the lake to Jane, to Eglinton, Eglinton east to Victoria Park, north to Steeles, and west to Hwy 427
St. Joe’s Hospital Mobile Crisis Team 911Accessible via the Police Department (no direct number)

Scarborough / East York

Service ProviderPhone NumberService Details
Scarbourough & East York Region Mobile Crisis Unit416-495-2891
Scarborough Hospital Regional Mobile Crisis Team416-495-2891Service borders: south to the lake, north to Steeles Ave., east to Port Union Rd., and west to Victoria Park

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