Community Mental Health Referrals

Housing and Shelter


Central Intake – 416-338-4766/ 1-877-338-3398

Housing support:

  • Margaret’s drop in, Monday and Friday 9.30am-4pm
  • Woodgreen 416-645-6000 x2500 Monday-Friday 9am-5pm
  • Regent Park CHC: Wednesday 9 a.m. drop-in. Keep in mind that the RPCHC housing worker does not work with people who are staying in shelters (the shelters have their own housing workers).

Safe Bed: Call 416-248-4174 for availability. Two types of beds: Generic or Mental Health & Justice. More info:



Withdrawal Management Services (Detox): 

416-864-5040/ 1-866-366-9513


Info and resources for mental health, addictions, problem gambling services: 1-866-531-2600 or

 Family doctor/ Nurse Practitioners:

  • Inner City FHT – 416-368-5666; 69 Queen St E (for people who have stayed in Toronto shelters)
  • Regent Park CHC for people in this neighbourhood: No health card – Wednesday 9 a.m. drop-in. With health card – go anytime for application.
  • Sherbourne Health Centre – 416-324-4180; 333 Sherbourne St (especially LGBTG+, refugees/newcomers)
  • College of Physicians & Surgeons of Ontario:
  • Health Care Connect – 1-800-445-1822


Sound Times for members (people who identify as having mental health issues/ addiction/ history of either can go in for intake appointment to become member). 3-4 month waitlist for first appointment with psychiatrist. More info:



Social Assistance

 Ontario Works:

416-392-2635/ 1-888-465-4478

More info:



Neighbourhood Legal Services

for people in this neighbourhood. Call 416-861-0677 for more info or visit

Community Legal Clinics

for other neighbourhoods:

Drop-in lawyer:

  • Sound Times for members (people who identify as having mental health issues/ addiction/ history of either can go in for intake appointment to become member). Drop-in Mon & Wed 2-4 p.m., or by appointment

Criminal lawyer:

Free 30-minute consultation with a lawyer on any legal matter:


Anger Management

Salvation Army:

River Street has various programs you can look up online.


Other Resources

Call 211 or

Front Desk Back-Up staff can speak with any other staff member for other referrals or further information, if needed.


Crisis Resources

 Distress lines

  • Anishnawbe24/7 Mental Health Crisis Line – 416-891-8606 (Aboriginal clients)
  • Assaulted Women’s Helpline– 416-863-0511, Toll-free: 1-866-863-0511
  • Gerstein Centre– 416-929-5200
  • Kids Help Phone– 1-800-668-6868
  • Senior Crisis Access Line– 416-217-2077
  • Telecare– 416-920-0497 (Mandarin & Cantonese)
  • Toronto Distress Centres– 416-408-4357 or 416-408-HELP
  • Toronto Rape Crisis Centre– 416-597-8808
  • Warm Line, Progress Place– 416-960-9276 or 416-960-WARM, 8pm to 12 midnight
  • Youthdale’s Crisis Support Team– 416-363-9990
  • Police-Free Crisis line – 416 915 4200. Connects callers with a nurse, social worker, and person with lived experience, available Tuesday-Saturday from 2 pm-10 pm. Catchment area is Carlton to Queen and Jarvis to Parliament.

Mobile crisis response teams (24hrs/7days)


  • Gerstein Centre Crisis Line 416-929-5200
  • Mike’s Hospital Mobile Crisis Team via Police Department (911)– accessible through police (no direct number).

North York/Etobicoke:

  • Provided by St. Elizabeth Health Care416-498-0043
  • Joseph’s Hospital Mobile Crisis Team via Police Department(911) – accessible through police (no direct number).

Scarborough/East York:

  • ScarboroughHospital Regional Mobile Crisis Team – 416-495-2891

York Region:

  • Community Crisis Response Service, Distress Centre– 905-310-COPE (2673)