About the Distress Centre Oakville

We’ve been supporting Oakville and the surrounding communities for 40 years.

The Distress Centre Oakville has been helping the people of Oakville, Milton, Burlington and the surrounding area to better cope with mental health issues, crisis, loneliness, and emotional stress.

We are a community-based organization that provides support to individuals 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  Our service improves the health and wellness of our community and the quality of life of those who are alone, isolated and vulnerable.

People call our centre for a number of reasons including:

  • Suicidal thoughts and feelings
  • Difficulties with relationships
  • Feelings of loneliness
  • Financial or occupational concerns
  • Mental illness
  • Addictions
  • Crisis intervention (suicide, violence and abuse)
  • Anxiety
  • Physical health issues
  • Bereavement
The Distress Centre Oakville has been supporting Oakville and the surrounding communities for 40 years.

We can provide referrals to hundreds of excellent support services in Halton, Peel, and the GTA.

Our Mission

Distress Centre Oakville supports people in our community to better cope with crisis, loneliness, and emotional stress.

Our Core Values

  • Confidentiality
  • Diversity
  • Empathy
  • Respect
  • Integrity
  • Acceptance

Joe calls us almost every day.  Joe is in his 30’s, he has a learning disability, mental illness and he is unable to work.  He feels very lonely and frustrated.  Joe says that if he had cancer, people would be sympathetic and they would treat him with respect.

Joe has no friends, no one who will listen, no one to talk to about the weather, how he is feeling or even if he ate today.

Joe says that when he calls us, he always feels better.  He says we always sound happy to hear his voice and that makes him feel great.  He says that we listen to his thoughts and opinions and that he feels like we are his friends, his family.  Joe has told us that if it wasn’t for our support, he would probably not be alive today.

This story is a composite caller profile.  Calls to the Distress Centre are completely confidential.  We keep non-identifying statistical information only.

The Distress Centre Oakville is here to listen since 1974.

Making our community a healthier place to live…

Customized Communication Skills Training

Our highly skilled trainers will develop and deliver customized communication skills training for your organization.  Our customized, interactive, and powerful workshops are delivered on-site for your convenience.

Community Presentations

Our trained volunteers are available to talk about the Distress Centre service and related social issues to your club, class or group.

For more information about our customized communication skills workshops and / or community presentations, please contact us at info@distresscentreoakville.com.