TorchLight

Site: Mailing Address

Service: Distress Line

Notices
Public Comments TorchLight also operates the TeleCheck-Dufferin program, a daily call-out check-in service that supports the safety of older adults who wish to live independently in their homes. Calls are delivered Mon-Sun, beginning at 8.30 am, including statutory holidays, by a team of volunteers and staff.
Contact Information
Alternate Name HT1 ; TorchLight Distress Lines
Former Name Community Torchlight
Office Phone Distress Line 519-821-3760 
TeleConnect Call-Out Program 519-821-3761
Toll Free Phone Distress Line 1-888-821-3760
Fax 519-821-8190
Website torchlightcanada.org
Primary Contact Cheri Herdman, Volunteer Coordinator; Phone: 519-821-3760 ext 215; Email: cherdman@communitytorchlight.com
Alternate Contact Judith Rosenberg, Community Development Coordinator; Phone: 519-821-3769 ext 213; Email: jrosenberg@communitytorchlight.com
Located In Community Guelph
Mailing Address PO Box 1027 
Guelph, ON N1H 6N1
Physical Access Not Applicable - telephone-based service
Description & Services
Description (Agency) Telephone listening service providing support for individuals experiencing life challenges.
Description (Service) Compassionate active listening and response for people who may be feeling isolated or confused. Volunteers provide confidential, solution-focused response and assessment of crisis with intervention only when required. 
* support for people who are experiencing distress about their circumstances 
* referral to community services 
* training provided for volunteers on listening and communication skills, solution-focused conversation, and assessing high risk situations 
* suicide intervention / prevention when required 
 
**ALL CALLS ARE CONFIDENTIAL
Hours Mon-Sun 24 hours (including statutory holidays)
Areas Served Guelph ; Wellington County
Eligibility Clients: People living with circumstances that may be causing distress, feelings of loneliness, isolation and confusion, and suicide thoughts and behaviours 
 
Volunteers: Individuals 18 years and older
Application Distress Line: Call for assistance 
TeleConnect Call-Out Program: Referrals can be made and profile designed with Cheri Herdman, Volunteer Coordinator, 519-821-3761 ext 215
Languages English
Fees None
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit ; (51) Registered Charity
Funding Donations ; United Way
Subjects
Service Categories Communication Training ; General Crisis Intervention Hotlines ; Suicide Prevention Hotlines ; Talklines/Warmlines