Rainbow Optimist Club
SOUTHWESTERN ONTARIO, INC.
Bettering the lives of LGBT2Q+ rural youth, their families, and their communities in Elgin, Middlesex, and Oxford Counties.
Hotlines & Crisis Support
Below is a list of Hotlines & Crisis Support serving LGBT2Q+ communities in our area.
*Please note: Due to Covid-19, some of the programs and services may have changed. Please contact the individual organization for more information.
Anova 24-Hour Crisis & Support Line
Anova provides a 24-hour Crisis & Support Line for all genders & emergency short-term shelters for women & their children experiencing abuse, among several other services.
AnovaFuture.org l 519.642.3000 (24-Hour Crisis & Support Line)
Confidentially report incidents of hate &/or access support, information & referrals from 9AM to 5PM, Monday to Friday. You can also leave a message & have an operator follow up with you.
Kids Help Phone
Canada’s only 24/7, national support service. Professional counselling, information & referrals & volunteer-led, text-based support to young people in both English & French.
KidsHelpPhone.ca l 1.800.668.6868 l Text CONNECT to 686868
LGBT Youth Line
Confidential & non-judgemental peer support through telephone, text & chat services. Get in touch with a peer support volunteer from Sunday to Friday, 4:00PM to 9:30PM.
YouthLine.ca l 1.800.268.9688 (Call) l 647.694.4275 (Text)
Mental Health & Addictions Crisis Centre (London)
Walk through our doors 24/7 to receive immediate crisis assessment, intervention, stabilization & links to community resources.
519.434.9191 l 648 Huron Street, London
Reach Out is a confidential 24/7 information, support and crisis service for people living with mental health or addictions concerns in Elgin, Oxford, Middlesex and London.
ReachOut247.ca (Webchat) l 519.433.2023 l 1.866.933.2023 (Toll Free)
The Support Line
24/7 confidential listening & support for individuals aged 16 years & old. Whether you are anxious, depressed, lonely, overwhelmed or just need to talk something through with someone, you will find a supportive and caring person at our end of the line.
CMHAMiddlesex.ca l 519.601.8055 l 1.844.360.8055
A Trans-led organization dedicated to improving the quality of Trans lives by responding to the critical needs of our community with direct service, material support, advocacy, & education.