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Sexual Assault Centre of Hamilton & Area (SACHA) Learn More

Phone (24/7): 905-525-4162

Text (Mon, Thu, Sun 4pm-12am EST; Fri 8am-12pm EST): 289-207-7790

eChat (Mon, Thu, Sun 4pm-12am EST; Fri 8am-12pm EST): https://www.sacha.ca

SACHA is a fem­i­nist, non-prof­it, com­mu­ni­ty-based orga­ni­za­tion that pro­vides sup­ports to peo­ple who have expe­ri­enced sex­u­al­ized vio­lence at any point in their lives.

LGBT Youth Line Learn More

Text (Sun-Fri 4pm-9:30pm EST): 647-694-4275

eChat (Sun-Fri 4pm-9:30pm EST): https://www.youthline.ca/

Youth Line offers confidential and non-judgmental peer support through telephone, text and chat services.

Male Survivors Learn More

Phone (24/7): 1-866-887-0015

The Support Services for Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse program provides help for male survivors of sexual abuse, both recent and historical.

Good2Talk Learn More

Phone (24/7): 1-866-925-5454

Text (24/7): text GOOD2TALKON to 686868

Good2Talk provides confidential support services for post-secondary students in Ontario.

Barrett Centre for Crisis Support Learn More

Crisis Line (24/7): 905-529-7878

Toll-Free Crisis Line (24/7): 1-844-777-3571

Barrett Centre for Crisis Support provides a safe environment in the community for individuals who are experiencing a mental health and/or substance use crisis and who do not require a hospital stay.

Assaulted Women's Helpline

Phone (24/7)
GTA: 416-863-0511
GTA TTY: 416-364-8762
Toll-Free: 1-866-863-0511
Toll-Free TTY: 1-866-863-7868

Text (24/7): #SAFE (#7233)

The Assaulted Women’s Helpline offers a 24-hour telephone and TTY crisis line to all women who have experienced abuse. They provide counselling, emotional support, information and referrals. They recognize abuse as one example of women’s social, political and economic inequality in the world.

Talk4Healing Learn More

Phone (24/7): 1-855-544-4325

Crisis Line (24/7): 1-888-200-9997

eChat (24/7): talk4healing.com

Talk4Healing is a culturally grounded, fully confidential helpline for Indigenous women available in 14 languages all across Ontario.

Indian Residential School Survivors Crisis Line Learn More

Phone (24/7): 1-866-925-4419

The Indian Residential Schools Crisis Line is available 24-hours a day for anyone experiencing pain or distress as a result of his or her Residential school experience.

Trans Lifeline Learn More

Phone (24/7): 1-877-330-6366

Trans Lifeline is a grassroots, peer-support crisis hotline offering direct emotional and financial support to trans people in crisis – for the trans community, by the trans community.

Action Canada for Sexual Health & Rights

Phone (24/7): 1-888-642-2725 or 613-241-4474 ext. 102

Text (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm EST): 289-212-0868

Information about sexual and reproductive health, including pregnancy options, and for referrals to clinics and hospitals that provide reproductive health services anywhere in Canada.

Canadian Association of Sexual Assault Centres Learn More

Local centres across Canada that operate 24/7 support lines, listed by province/territory.

Canadian Human Trafficking Hotline Learn More

Phone (24/7): 1-833-900-1010

eChat (24/7): canadianhumantraffickinghotline.ca

The Canadian Human Trafficking Hotline is a confidential, multilingual service, operating 24/7 to connect victims and survivors with social services, law enforcement, and emergency services, as well as receive tips from the public.