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Contact Information
Alternate Name HT1
Office Phone Distress Line 519-821-3760
Toll Free Phone Distress Line 1-888-821-3760
E-Mail info@familyserviceguelph.on.ca
Website familyserviceguelph.on.ca
Primary Contact Colten Ura, Distress Line Lead; Phone: 519-824-2431 ext 26; Email: coltenura@familyserviceguelph.on.ca
Located In Community Guelph
Mailing Address 20 Shelldale Cres 
Guelph, ON N1H 1C8
Physical Access Not Applicable - telephone-based service
Description & Services
Description (Agency) Telephone listening service providing support for community members 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 in accordance with provincial legislation
Hours Mon-Sun 8 am-10 pm 
Administrative hours Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm
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: 18 years and older; police reference check / reference checks (professional and personal) required
To volunteer, apply using this link to the application page. A telephone conversation will be scheduled with the applicant. Additional screening questions will be asked and information provided on the current operation of the program.
Application Distress Line: Call for assistance 
TeleConnect Call-Out Program: Referrals can be made and profile designed with Colten Ura, Distress Line Lead, 519-824-2431 ext 26
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