York Regional Police:
In an emergency dial 911
- Newmarket / Aurora / Georgina: 905-895-1221
- Oak Ridges / Richmond Hill / King City / Thornhill: 905-773-1221
- Vaughan / Markham: 905-881-1221
Addiction Services of York Region
- Toll Free Line within York Region: 1-800-263-2288
Provides addiction assessment and out patient treatment services through individual, couple, family and group services to persons 12 years and over
Aids Committee of York Region
- Toll Free Line: 1-800-243-7717
Blue Door Family Shelters:
- 905-898-1015 or Toll Free: 1-888-554-5525
Temporary emergency shelter for families
Community Crisis Response Service
- 905-310-COPE (2673)
Telephone mental health crisis support and mobile response when required for adults and children 7am-4am 7 day/week
Crosslinks Housing and Support Services
Loft Community Services
For adult programs you can download the common application form here or for more information call Coordinated Access to Supportive Housing at 416-979-5496 or visit their website www.tosupportivehousing.ca
For youth programs or senior programs, call 416-979-1994, and dial “0” to speak to a staff member
Domestic Abuse and Sexual Assault Care Center
- Toll Free Line: 1-800-521-6004
Acute domestic abuse care for adults 16 years and older (by current or previous intimate partner) 24 hours. Acute medical care and evidence collection within 72 hours of assault. Counseling for ages 8 years and older within two years of sexual assault.
Family Services York Region
- Toll Free Line: 1-888-223-3999
Provides affordable professional counseling, outreach, and family education services to; individuals, couples and families who are experiencing difficulties coping with stressful life situations and/or difficulties in their relationship.
Partner Abuse Response Program: Group counseling and education to assist individuals in stopping their abusive behavior towards their partner.
Family Law Education for Women
Plain language legal information on women’s rights under Ontario family law is available in 11 languages and in multiple formats.
Housing Help Center
- Toll Free Line: 1-888-447-9602
Maintains a housing registry to assist individuals in securing affordable accommodation in the private rental market
Kids Help Phone
- Toll Free Line: 1-800-668-6868
Lance Krasman Memorial Center for Community Mental Health (Krasman Center)
- Toll Free Line: 1-888-780-0724
Resource center providing information, referral and support to people who have experience with mental health issues and their families and friends. It is the home of the Self Help Network and provides opportunities for consumer survivors and family members to have mutual support.
Mobile Van Aurora:
Mobile Van Newmarket:
Mobile Van Markham / Woodbridge / Richmond Hill:
Provides housing and support to adults with serious mental health needs. Programs include community support. The Street Outreach Van in conjunction with York Region Health Services provides a variety of harm-reduction services to individuals who are homeless and/or street involved.
Pathways for Children, Youth and Families of York Region
Community organization that works with homeless youth and youth in crisis in York Region
Pride York Region
- Information and Referral Line: 905-953-9582
- Toll Free Line: 1-888-4GAY-YORK
Provides advocacy, support, and referral services to the LGBTT community.
Rose of Sharon and ABC All Baby’s Count Prenatal Nutrition Program in York Region
- Toll Free Line: 1-877-516-3715
Provides support to pregnant and parenting teens through counseling and education.
Sandgate Women’s Shelter of Georgina:
905-722-3220 or Toll Free: 1-800-661-8294
Sexual Health Clinics
- Toll Free Line: 1-800-461-2135
- Counseling and education on birth control, STDs, Aids, sexual orientation, sexuality and relationships.
- Emergency Contraceptives (Morning After Pill)
- HIV (Aids) testing
- Sexual health examinations
York Region Violence Against Women Coordinating Committee – www.yrvawcc.ca
This standing committee of the York Region Violence Against Women Coordinating Committee is responsible for educating the public on the issue of Woman Abuse in all its forms and thereby, assisting in the task of prevention and reduction of Woman Abuse, in accordance with the York Region Violence Against Women Coordinating Committee’s (YRVAWCC) Terms of References.
Victim Services of York Region:
Works in partnership with York Regional Police and the O.P.P. to provide 24-hour emotional support and practical assistance to persons victimized by crime or circumstances.
Provides a holistic approach to supporting persons with substance abuse problems. Programs include assessment/referral, family support and individual/group counseling. Programs are culturally sensitive.
- North York Region: 905-954-4110
- South York Region: 416-685-7480
Warm Line is a non-crisis telephone support line for people in York Region. Anyone who would like someone to talk to is welcome to call. The line is currently in operation every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 6pm until midnight.
Women’s Center of York Region
Support and services to assist women (primarily sole support mothers)
Women’s Support Network of York Region
- Toll Free Line: 1-800-263-6734
- Website: www.womenssupportnetwork.ca
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Provides feminist based, client centered counselling to female survivors of sexual violence in house. Provides on site support to York Region students (both male and female) affected by sexual violence. 24 hour crisis line, public education, volunteer training, and community referrals.
Yellow Brick House:
- Administration Lines: 905-709-0900 or
- Toll Free Line: 1-800-263-2231
- Crisis Lines: 905-727-1944 or Toll Free: 1-800-263-3247
York Region Abuse Program (YRAP)
- Toll Free Line: 1-800-263-2240
Offers group therapy for male and female victims of sexual abuse (3 yrs to adult)
York Region Children’s Aid Society
- Toll Free Line: 1-800-718-3850
York Support Services Network
- Toll Free Line: 1-888-695-0070
- York Region on a Limited Budget Reference Booklet