- Agency Services
- Child & Family
- Youth & Adult
- Specialized Services
- Community Participation Supports
- Teaching Respite
- Respite Services
- Crisis Intervention/Short-Term Treatment
- Family Home
- Teaching and Training Apartment Program
- Adult and Children Groups
- Inclusive Child Care
- Distress Centre
Distress Centre Lanark, Leeds and Grenville
Call - 1-800-465-4442
5pm Until Midnight Daily
Who Calls the Distress Centre?
Our Volunteers will discuss these issues and more:
- Health and well-being
- Family, friends, co-workers
- Issues concerning sexuality
- Self Esteem
- Financial difficulties
- Suicidal thoughts
- Alcohol/drug misuse
- Mental health issues
Who answers the phone and how do they help?
Warm Line Service
To enable and support the members of our communities of Lanark, Leeds and Grenville Counties as they strive to attain and maintain their highest possible level of control and responsibility in their own lives.
Reasons for a call
Trained Volunteers will call your client in the evening at a preset time to give extra support for:
- Medication Reminder
- Suicidal Support
- Crisis Support
- Short Term Support
How this works
- Client and worker agree this service will help.
- Worker will contact the Distress Centre Business Line.
- A warm line client information sheet can be emailed or faxed.
- When this is returned the calls may begin immediately.
- Client or Worker will contact the Warm Line if Client will be on holiday or away for some reason.
Distress Centre Volunteer Opportunities
Can Anyone Volunteer?
Volunteers Are Offered:
- A 14 hour Training Course
- A Comprehensive Training Manual
- A Resource Library
- Two-Day Living Works Suicide Intervention Training Workshop
- On-Line Training
- A Reference Letter after completing 36 shifts
Volunteers Are Asked To:
- Complete all Training Provided
- Work three 4-hour shifts per month (36 shifts per year) for a minimum of one year
- Be punctual and reliable (the other volunteers and callers count on you!)
- Provide a non-judgmental active listening service to those in emotional need
What Are The Benefits?
- You will make a difference in someone’s life
- Learn valuable skills that you can use at home, work, school and in the community
- Build your resume
- Explore possible career changes risk-free
How Do I Apply
- Call the Volunteer Trainer in your area for more information and an application form application form
- Identify 3 references that can speak to your skills and experience
- We will meet you for an interview
- If we are both in agreement that the Distress Centre would be a “good fit”, then you will be invited to attend our training
Who Do I Contact?