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If you are a youth (age 16-24) who urgently needs a safe place to sleep, please call our emergency shelter at 416.748.0110. Press 0 or email Moe at If you are in immediate danger, call emergency (police, ambulance, fire): 911

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Be Safe by mindyourmind is a free mobile app designed to support young people in reaching out during a crisis and finding reliable resources in their area.

The Be Safe App helps you:

  • Create a safety plan
  • Find local resources for support.
  • Be prepared if you find yourself in a crisis.

Period Pin makes it easier for menstruators to find the free products they need when they need them. With support from libraries, museums community-based organizations, and some private businesses, you can view the Period Pin map to see the locations of menstrual products in your community.

24-HR Helplines

9-8-8: Suicide Crisis Helpline

A safe place to talk, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Languages: English and French 

Call or text: 988

211 Toronto
Will help you find community services in multiple languages)

Call: 211

Street Helpline
Information and referral helpline for people experiencing homelessness. Free of charge from any pay phone.

Call: 311

Kids Help Phone
Phone and online counseling for children and youth; English and French

Call: 1-800-668-6868

Distress Centre of Toronto
Emotional distress/crisis phoneline; multiple languages

Call: 416-408-4357 

Health advice; multiple languages

Call: 1-866-797-0000 

Provides confidential support services for post-secondary students in Ontario and Nova Scotia

Call: 1-866-925-5454 (Ontario)

Multicultural Youth Helpline & Services

Across Boundaries
Provides mental health and addiction services for racialized communities 

Call: 46-787-3007, ext. 222

Chinese Family Services of Ontario
Providing services, counselling and support for families 

Call: 416-979-8299

Naseeha Muslim Youth Helpline
Providing support for Muslim youth

Call: 1-866-627-3342

Caribbean African Canadian Social Services
CAFCAN provides culturally appropriate social services that enrich the lives of the African, Caribbean and Diaspora (ACD) communities in the Greater Toronto Area

Call: 416–740–1056​ 

Offers culturally aware and supportive programs to those in need, including but not limited to counselling, settlement services, childcare, education, personal development, and employment services, with a predominant focus on the Caribbean, Black and African communities of Toronto.

Call: 416-439-9009

Mental Health Support

Access Point
The Toronto Mental Health and Addictions Access Point

Call: 416-640-1934

Addiction and Gambling Support

Information about mental health, addictions, and problem gambling services Ontario

Call: 1-866-531-2600

Woman’s Helpline & Services

Assaulted Women’s Helpline
Supporting women in violent situations; multiple languages

Call: 1-866-863-0511 

416 Community for Women
Addiction and mental health services for women 16 years and older

Call: 416-964-6936

Family Services

Family Service Toronto
Counselling services for individuals and families; multiple languages

Call: 416-595-9230

Food Banks

Daily Bread Food Bank 

Register and book an appointment

Call: 416-203-0050 between
8:30am to 4:30pm on weekdays


Toronto West Seventh-Day Adventist Church Food Bank

Covid19 food bank open Sun 2 pm-4 pm

Call: 416-401-0030

 Our Saviour Lutheran Church Food Bank

Must call to book an appointment – Pick up available on Thursdays 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm

Call: 416-741-2110

Mount Olive Food Bank

Wednesdays 3:00 – 6:00pm

Call: 416 741-1682


LGBT Youth Line 
Phone and online peer support for youth in Ontario

Call: 1-800-268-YOUTH (9688) 

Health Services

Sexual Health Ontario

The Sexual Health Infoline Ontario (SHILO) is a free, anonymous and inclusive eChat and phone service for Ontario residents. This service is staffed by counsellors who provide information, support and referrals in English, French and other languages on sexual health topics.

Toll-free: 1-800-668-2437

It is not intended for crisis situations. Call the 24/7 Mental Health Helpline at 1-866-531-2600.


The Works Need Exchange
Toronto Public Health’s needle exchange program also provides testing and immunization, condoms, methadone maintenance and referrals to other services.

Call: 416-392-0520

Toronto Public Health

Call: 416-338-7600

Native Youth Sexual Health Network 
Organization by and for Indigenous youth that works across issues of sexual and reproductive health, rights, and justice

Planned Parenthood of Toronto 
Primary health clinic for youth 13 to 29

Call: 416-961-0113

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