All about Distress Centre Niagara Services from Executive Director Stacy Terry
Stacy Terry was here today to tell us about the Distress Centre Niagara. The Centre came about from the merger of 15 agencies in the Niagara region and has been operating since 1970 to provide support to people with mental health or addiction issues and also for suicide prevention.
The Centre provides a 24/7 phone service (1-866-550-5205) for support to anyone, regardless of age, who need someone to talk to about these personal issues. The phones are staffed by volunteers at an undisclosed location here in Niagara Falls, 365 days a year. The Distress Centre currently receives more than 15,000 calls per year and is largely supported by the United Way, along with a few additional fundraisers, which includes a golf tournament.