Helplines & Local Services
Big White Wall is an online mental health and well-being service offering self-help programs, creative outlets, and a community that cares when you're dealing with everyday stressors or major life events.
ConnexOntario provides treament service information for people experiencing problems with gambling, drugs, alcohol, and/or mental health.
Helpful, supportive System Navigation Specialists answer all calls, emails, or webchat requests 24/7. The referral service is free and confidential.
- provide contact information for mental health and addictions treatment services or supports that meet the caller's specific needs
- listen, offer support and provide strategies to help people meet their goals
- provide basic education about gambling, drugs, alcohol, and/or mental health problems
1-800-668-6868 or Text CONNECT to 686868
Kids Help Phone offers 24/7 professional, confidential counselling, information, and referrals and volunteer-led text-based support to young people in both English and French.
Crisis Line: 613-544-4229
AMHS-KFLA provides an array of services to support those experiencing depression, anxiety and other mental health issues, and their families. Support includes a mobile crisis team, crisis phone line, counselling, and assistance finding employment, housing and other services.
Resolve Counselling Services Canada offers the following counselling program areas to individuals, families, groups, and employers:
- Individual & Family Counselling
- Credit & Financial Counselling
- Consulting & Education Services
- Employee Counselling Service
The Maltby Centre provides services for children from birth to 18 years. Counsellors work with families to determine the best services to address each child's individual behavioural or emotional needs.
The food bank provides groceries to local families through a food hamper program and donates surplus provisions to local hot meal and shelter programs in the Kingston area.
Kingston Interval House is an Emergency Shelter and Second Stage Housing facility for women, children and youth experiencing violence.
Home Base Housing develops and manages a range of safe, affordable housing, emergency shelters and support services to meet the needs of youth, adults and familites at risk of homelessness in the Kingston area.
The City of Kingston offers programs and services for families and individuals with specific needs, such as temporary help with the cost of food, shelter, childcare and related essential needs.