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Durham Region Community Resource Guide: Home

This is a guide to help members of the Trent Durham GTA community find local resources to support their mental and physical well-being.

Durham Region Community Resources

This guide is intended to help members of the Trent Durham GTA community find local resources to support their mental, emotional, and physical well-being. 

If you notice any broken links or have any suggestions to add to this guide, please email with your information!

If you are a post-secondary student in immediate crisis, call the Good2Talk 24 hour crisis line at 1-866-925-5454. If you are looking for a more specific crisis line, please see the box below.

Please be aware that due to COVID-19 precautions, some of the resources listed below may be operating with limited hours or personnel. Please visit the website for the resource you wish to access and note their COVID-19 changes before you go to their location. 

Crisis Lines & Emergency Shelters

Non-Specific Shelters and Crisis Lines

Women & Children in Abusive Situations

  • Assaulted Women's Help Line (416-863-0511 / 1-866-863-0511)
    • 24 hour crisis line.
  • Bethesda House (1-800-338-3397)
    • Emergency shelter and 24 hour crisis line.
    • Bowmanville
  • The Denise House (1-800-263-3725)
    • Emergency shelter and 24 hour crisis line.
    • Oshawa
  • Durham Rape Crisis Centre (905-668-9200)
    • 24 hour crisis line.
  • Fem'aide (1-877-336-2433 / 1-866-860-7082)
    • French language 24 hour crisis line.
  • Herizon House (1-866-437-4066)
    • Emergency shelter and 24 hour crisis line.
    • Ajax
  • Muslim Welfare Home (1-866-666-1115)
    • Focuses particularly on the homeless, but is also open for those in abusive situations. There is also an Emergency Hotel Program for those who may not qualify for the Home program
    • Whitby
  • Talk4Healing (1-855-554-HEAL)
    • For Aboriginal women living in Ontario.
  • Y's WISH Shelter (1-888-576-2997)
    • Emergency shelter and 24 hour crisis line.
    • Oshawa

Men in Need

Youth in Need

Legal Services

Food Banks

Immigrant Services

Medical Services

  • Durham Region Sexual Health Clinics
  • Gate 3:16
    • Medical services offered here include a nurse practitioner who is on site three times a week, an optician, and a foot care specialist.
  • Health Care Connect
    • Find a doctor or nurse practitioner in your area.
  • Motherrisk (1-877-439-2744)
    • A health call line for parents concerned about their children's health.
  • OHIP
    • Apply for an Ontario health card.
  • Telehealth Ontario (1-866-797-0000)
    • A phone line manned 24/7 by registered nurses who will answer questions and concerns about your health.
  • Walk-in medical clinics in the Durham Region
    • This site lists walk-in clinics in Oshawa, Ajax, Pickering, Whitby, Courtice, Port Perry, Bowmanville, Uxbridge, and Toronto.