Victims of Crime (including sexual assault)

Did you know that 25 percent of those living with mental illness are likely to be victims of violent crime (compared with three percent of the general population)? If you are the victim of a crime, the resources below can help by providing support and information.

ORGANIZATION
(website)
PHONE

DESCRIPTION

LOCATION

L'Abri d'Espoir514-934-5615Emergency & long-term shelter, meals, counseling & referral [E/F]Montreal
Advice from Quebec's director of criminal and penal prosecutions (DPCP)1-877-547-3727Hotline for free legal support for sexual assault survivors; open M-F from 8:30-4:30[E/F]Quebec
Auberge Madeleine514-597-1303Short-term housing & group living for women in
difficulty [E/F] 18+
Montreal
Auberge Shalom514-731-0833External counseling, emergency shelter for abused women of all ethnicities [E/F]Montreal
Auberge Transition514-481-0495Free shelter & support for women & children victims of violence [E/F/other]Montreal
CALACS West Island514-684-2198Phone + emerg. support, advocacy, legal info for assaulted women ages 14+ [E/F]Montreal (West Island)
Canadian Resource Centre For Victims of Crime1-877-232-2610Support for those who are victim of serious crime [E/F]Canada
CAVAC – Crime Victims Assistance Center1-866-532-2822Post-trauma intervention, info on rights, assistance with forms, referrals [E/F]QC
CRIPHASE514-529-5567Support groups, other services and resources for male survivors of child sexual abuse.[F]Montreal (Villeray)
Femmes du Monde514-735-9027Community centre for women, self-help group against conjugal violence [E/F]Montreal (Cote-des-Neiges)
Juripop514-705-1637Free legal assistance for victims of sexual assault [E/F]QC
La rue des Femmes514-284-9665Emergency and long-term shelter, follow-up, social reintegration for homeless women and women in distress [E/F]Montreal (Centre)
Men & Healing613-482-9363Information, resources, and counselling services($) for men who have experienced abuse [E/F]ON
Montreal Assault Prevention Center514-284-1212Educational and skill-building workshops for children, youth, women, and people with disabilities. [E/F]Montreal
Montreal Sexual Assault Centre1-888-933-9007
514-933-9007
24 hour help line for sexual assault (all ages), counselling and referrals for victims + loved ones (adult) [E/F]Montreal
Multi-Femmes514-523-1095Short-term housing for female victims of conjugal violence, individual and group intervention [E/mostly F/Other]Montreal
Le Parados514-637-3529Short-term housing for women & children victims of violence [E/F/S/other]Montreal (Lachine)
Regroupement québecois des CALACS514-529-5252
1-877-717-5252
Group of orgs - provide support, info,
advocacy for female assault victims [mostly F]
QC
SAVA Centre-Ouest514-903-3550Support and shelter for victims of elder abuse; listening line, accompaniment [E/F]Montreal (Centre-West)
Sexual Assault Centre of the McGill Students' Society (SACOMSS)514-398-8500Crisis intervention, helpline, support groups, accompaniment, outreach, referrals. Open to all (not just McGill students). [E/F]Montreal
Sexual Assault Provincial Helpline514-933-9007
1-888-933-9007
Provincial helpline for situations involving sexual assault [E/F]Montreal and across Quebec
S.O.S. Conjugal Violence1-800-363-901024 hour help line [E/F]Montreal
The Shield of Athena514-274-8117
1-877-274-8117
Shelter, intervention, prevention for victims (children and women) of domestic violence [E/F/other]Montreal (Mount Royal)
Survivors of Incest AnonymousWebsiteSupport groups for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse [E/F]Montreal and worldwide
TCACSM514-933-9007
1-888-933-9007
Info to deal with situations involving sexual assault. Legal info, guidance, referrals, what to do. [E/F]Montreal and across Quebec
West Island Women's Centre514-695-8529Activities, support groups, workshops, special programs for teens & mothers [E/F]Montreal (West Island)
Women Aware514-489-1110
1-866-489-1110
Listening line, support groups, prevention workshops, accompaniment [E/F]Montreal
Women's Centre of Montreal514-842-4780Support, workshops, accompaniment, employment, integration [E/F]Montreal

Violence/Anger/Abuse

Did you know that someone who suffers from mental illness is far more likely to be the victim of violence than the perpetrator? For help dealing with violence, anger, or abuse, please see below.

ORGANIZATION
(website)
PHONE

DESCRIPTION

LOCATION

McGill Domestic Violence Clinic514-398-2686Counseling for violent men, groups for abused women & children [mostly E/F]Montreal
Option514-527-1657Individual, couples, and group therapy for violent men and women; training available for professionals [F]Montreal
Pro-gam514-270-8462Psychotherapy for violent men, intervention, education, research [E/F/S]QC
S.O.S. Conjugal Violence1-800-363-901024 hour help line [E/F]Montreal
Tom Caplan, M.S.W.514-737-7208Court-accredited anger management counselling, individual/couples/family therapy, referrals ($) [E/F]Montreal (Côte-des-Neiges)

Suicide

If someone you love is talking about suicide, and you are worried for their safety, call 911 or go to your local hospital. For organizations that can help, please see below.

ORGANIZATION
(website)
PHONE

DESCRIPTION

LOCATION

Association Québecoise de Prevention du Suicide1-866-277-3553Info, education, support, help, various programs, regional resources, referrals [F]QC
Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention613-702-4446Info, support, education [E/F]Canada
Centre for Suicide Prevention1-833-456-4566Info, toolkit, library, workshops; prevention for children and youth; postvention for indigenous [E]Canada (AB)
Family Survivors of Suicide (FSOS)familysurvivorsofsuicide@gmail.com
Information, resources, support group for family members [mostly E/F]Montreal
First Nations and Inuit Suicide Prevention Association of Quebec (FNISPAQ)514-933-6066Resources, prevention, education, workshops, yearly conference [E/F/Other]QC & NL
Save1-800-273-8255Info, resources, education, crisis line [E]USA
Suicide Action Montreal (SAM) 1-866-277-3553Listening line, education, bereavement support [E/F]Montreal
Suicide.orgWebsiteList of international suicide hotlines [E]International
Suicide Prevention HelpWebsiteWeb directory for suicide prevention resources [E]Online
Tel-Aide514-935-1101Free, anonymous, & non-judgmental listening centre for people in distress [E/F]Montreal
Tel-Jeunes1-800-263-2266 (phone)
514-600-1002 (text)
24/7 support and helpline; phone counseling for kids and teens under 20 [E/F]Montreal

Seniors

Grief and Bereavement

Losing someone dear to you can be a difficult experience. If you need support, please consult one of the organizations below. Funeral homes may also provide resources.

ORGANIZATION
(website)
PHONE

DESCRIPTION

LOCATION

Alfred Dallaire Memoria514-277-7778
1-866-277-7778
Support groups, activities, legal advice [E/F]Montreal and Laval
Collins Clarke MacGillivray White Funeral Homes514-483-1870Helpline "Ligne Compassion" for up to three months, free library [E/F]Montreal
Complexe Funeraire des Trembles514-498-7682Support groups on location (must contact Audrey Turgeon) [E/F]Montreal
Family Survivors of Suicide (FSOS)familysurvivorsofsuicide@gmail.comInformation, resources, support group for family members [mostly E/F]Montreal
Fondation Monbourquette514-894-8981Listening service, information and resources for grieving people [F]Montreal
Grief.comOnlineInformation, resources, videos, online workshops [E]Online
Hope & Cope (JGH)514-340-8255Support group for anyone who has lost a loved one to cancer [E/F]Montreal (Côte-des-Neiges)
Mount Royal Commemorative Services514-279-7358Support groups, grief counselling [E/F]Montreal
My Grief AngelsOnlineOnline support and links to specific grief support by type of loss [E]Online
Nova West Island514-695-8335Support groups for adults and children, day centre [E/F]Montreal (West Island)
West Island Palliative Care Residence514-693-1718Grief support groups; separate for adults/youth. Holiday support [E/F]Montreal (West Island)

 

Listening Services

Legal

This section will guide you to places that can help you with legal matters, such as your rights, complaints related to health and social services, and curatorship, often at a free or reduced cost.

When a ‘resource’ is a person (for example a notary), it does not necessarily suggest an endorsement, but rather a recommendation to explore further (expertise, cost, etc).

ORGANIZATION
(website)
PHONE

DESCRIPTION

LOCATION

Action Autonomie514-525-5060Information, accompaniment, advocacy and lobbying for rights of consumers [E/F]Montreal (Hochelaga-Maisonneuve)
AGIDD-SMQ514-523-3443
1-866-523-3443
Info, defends the rights of mentally ill individuals, works w/ ministries [F]QC
Arthur Younanian514-931-2531Wills, mandates, settling an estate, etc. [E/F] $Montreal (Westmount)
Assante Wealth Management1-800-268-3200Wills, trusts, insurance, tax & estate planning, asset management. Fee schedule varies. [E/F] $Montreal (Dorval)
Association for the Defense of People and Property under Public Curatorship (ADPPPC)514-906-1845Education, assist people dealing with public curator, accompaniment, etc. [E/F]Montreal
CAAP-Island of Montreal514-861-5998
1-877-767-2227
Help/advice for filing complaints or problems with health/social services system [E/F]Montreal (Saint-Denis)
Centre des Femmes Solidaires et Engagees514-388-0980Family law workshops, help for abusive relationships for women of all origins [E/F/I]Montreal (North)
Chambre des Notaires du Quebec514-879-1793
1-800-263-1793
Resources and info for families. Information line--speak with a notary free of charge. Search tool finds notaries in your area. [E/F]Montreal
Le Collectif Defense des Droits Monteregie450-674-2410Advocate for rights of people living w/ mental illness, many programs, personal accompaniment [F]QC (Montreal)
EducaloiWebsiteExplains Quebec law to citizens in everyday language [E/F]QC
Elizabeth Fry Society of Quebec514-489-2116
1-844-489-2116
Legal advice & support for women having trouble w/ law, halfway houses [E/F]QC
Me Eric Dugas514-626-3391Wills, succession settlement, family mediation, etc. [E/F] $Montreal (Sainte Genevieve)
Head & Hands514-481-0277Free legal information for people 12-25, accompaniment, etc. [E/F]Montreal (Côte-Des-Neiges)
Legal Aid Montreal514-864-2111Affordable/free legal aid depending on income; for youth, consumers, immigrants, and other populations [E/F]Montreal
Longueuil Courthouse450-646-4010Court orders and related matters [E/F]Montreal (Longueuil)
McGill Legal Info Clinic514-398-6792Free student-run legal information service for everyone, referrals [E/F]Montreal
National Pardon Centre514-842-2411
1-866-242-2411
Assist with criminal record pardons, US entry & border restrictions [E/F]Canada
Project Genesis514-738-2036Assistance in understanding housing & welfare rights, legal help, etc. [E/F/other]Montreal (Côte-Des-Neiges)
Project PAL514-767-4701Housing, rights, drop-in for consumers, outings, workshops, self-help etc.[E/F]Montreal (Verdun)
Le Protecteur du Citoyen1-800-463-5070Free recourse for people treated unfairly by gov't ministries [E/F]QC
Public Curator of Quebec514-873-4074
1-844-532-8728
Information concerning curatorship or tutorship [E/F]QC
Saint Columba House514-932-6202Assistance, support, and rights information for people with social assistance [E/F]Montreal (Point St. Charles)
Sylvain Carpentier, Notary514-395-4527 x12Wills, trusts & tax planning, asset management for disabled individuals. Fee schedule varies. [E/F] $Montreal (Ville-Marie)
Tribunal Administratif du Quebec514-873-7154
1 800 567-0278
Deals with criminals not responsible for their crimes due to mental illness [E/F]QC
YWCA Legal Information Clinic514-866-9941 x293Low-cost legal info service by volunteers for men & women [E/F]Montreal

Learning/Intellectual Disability

Help for Specific Communities

Please see below for a list of organizations that support specific cultural and ethnic communities. For immigrants and refugees, please scroll down.

ORGANIZATIONS (website)PHONE

DESCRIPTION

LOCATION

ACCESSS514-287-1106
Fair access to health & soc. services for ethnic communities; Information, resources [E/ mainly F]Montreal
Agence Ometz514-342-0000Social, mental health, and immigration services in the Jewish community [E/F/H]Montreal (Côte-des-Neiges & West Island)
Ahavas Chesed Community Center Inc.514-737-3029Orthodox Jewish family social services, advocacy, referrals [E/F/H]Montreal (Mont-Royal)
Black Community Resource Centre514-342-2247Services for visible minority community; workshops, referral centre [E]Montreal (Côte-des-Neiges)
Black Healing FundOnlineList of anti-racist therapists and alternative healers in Montreal [E/F]Montreal
Canadian Council of Muslim Women416-999-6059Services and resources for Muslim women [E/F]Canada
Centre d'Aide aux Familles Latino-Américaines514-273-8061Family & social services and programs for Latin-American community, counseling [F/S]Montreal
Centre des Femmes Solidaires et Engagees514-388-0980Support, workshops, accompaniment, & other services for women of all origins [E/F/I]Montreal
Chinese Family Services of Montreal514-861-5244Social services for the Chinese community & beyond [E/F/C]Montreal
Cummings Jewish Centre for Seniors514-342-1234Financial resources, support, and activities for seniors (Jewish organization; open to all backgrounds) [E/F]Montreal (Côte-des-Neiges)
Femmes du Monde514-735-9027Community centre for women, listening service, support & self-help [F/E/other]Montreal (Cote-des-Neiges)
First Nations and Inuit Hope for Wellness Help Line1-855-242-3310Immediate, culturally competent, telephone and online chat crisis intervention counselling support for First Nations and Inuit 24/7 [E/F; Cree, Ojibway, Inuktut upon request]Canada
First Nations and Inuit Suicide Prevention Association of Quebec (FNISPAQ)514-933-6066
1-888-933-6066
Resources, prevention, education, yearly conference for Aboriginal people [E/F/Other]QC & NL
Hellenic Social Services of Quebec514-738-2421Social services for Montreal's Greek community [E/F/G]Montreal (Outremont)
Leonardo Da Vinci Centre514-955-8370
514-955-8350
Promotes unity in Italian community, cultural activities, social services [E/F/I]Montreal
Maison Multiethnique Myosotis
514-271-4407Psychotherapy centre; indiv., couple, & family therapy [E/F/other] ($)Montreal
Mission Catholique Espagnole514-843-4113Various services for Spanish- speaking people (not related to mental health) [F/S]Montreal
Multicultural Mental Health Resource Centre WebsiteMental health information and resources in Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, and Spanish [E/other]Canada
Network for Aboriginal Mental Health Research (NAMHR)antonella.clerici@mail.mcgill.caCanadian mental health programs Database for Aboriginal peoples of Canada. [E/F]Montreal
Nunavut Kamatsiaqtut Help Line867-979-3333
1-800-265-3333
Anonymous and confidential helpline for Northerners in crisis; resource list by Northern community[E/F/Inuktitut]Northern Canada
The Shield of Athena514-274-8117
1-877-274-8117
Intervention, prevention for victims of family violence (ethnic community) [E/F/other]Montreal (Mount Royal)
Service d’interprète d’aide et de référence aux immigrants514-738-4763Interpretation and translation services in different languages [E/F/other]Montreal
Thunderbird Partnership Foundation1-866-763-4714Resources, education, workshops for First Nation professionals and caregivers [mostly E]Canada
South Asian Women's Community Center514-528-8812Psychosocial support, community gatherings, pot-luck lunches [E/F/other]Montreal
YM-YWHA Jewish Community Centre514-737-6551
Jewish community and fitness centre, various activities & programs [E/F/H]Montreal (Côte-des-Neiges & West Island)

Immigrants and Refugees

ORGANIZATION (website)PHONE

DESCRIPTION
LOCATION

Adapt2meinfo@adapt2me.comOnline platform that offers 6 months of free language courses for refugees [E/F]Montreal (Online)
Centre Social D'Aide Aux Immigrants514-932-2953French language sessions, integration into society, other [F/C/I/A]Montreal (Verdun)
Cultural Consultation Service (CCS)514-340-8222 x25655Psychiatry and medicine assessment and evaluation, as well as clinical and professional consultations. Referral needed. [E/F]Montreal
Government Health care - Refugees1 (800) 622-6232Application process and eligibility requirements for health care program for refugees and other groups [E/F]Online
Government of Canada - Immigration and Citizenship1 (800) 622-6232Platform explaining visa applications and citizenship inquiries. [E/F]Online (Canada)
Immigration-Quebec (Government of QC)514-864-9191
1-877-864-9191
General information for those immigrating to the province of Quebec [E/F]QC
Multicultural Mental Health514-340-7549Provides mental health resources to diverse populations [E/F/other]Montreal
Quebec – Interpreter Services (MMHC)514-597-3284List of interpreters and brokers in Quebec [E/F/other]Online (Montreal)
Refugee Services (MMHC)WebsiteVarious services across Canada for refugees. [E/F/other]Online (Montreal)
RIVO Resilience514-282-0661Rehabilitation and integration for immigrants and refugees affected by organized crime [E/F/other]Montreal
South Asian Women's Community Centre514-528-8812Psychosocial support, community gatherings, pot-luck lunches [E/F/other]Montreal
Training and Research Transcultural Team514-273-3800 x6452Assessment, consultation and treatment for refugee and migrant children and their families [E/F]Montreal

Day Centres and Community Support

This is a listing of Day Centres in Montreal. These are places where someone struggling with mental illness can go for workshops, help with work reintegration, communal meals, or for socializing. Please explore the list below.

ORGANIZATION
(website)
PHONE

DESCRIPTION

LOCATION

Accueil Bonneau514-845-3906Assistance, housing, food, workshops, financial advising [E/F]Montreal
Action Santé Pointe de St.Charles514-933-5771Self-help groups to break isolation, group activities, communal meals [F]Montreal (South-West)
Agence Ometz514-342-0000Social, mental health, and immigration services in the Jewish community [E/F/H]Montreal (Côte-des-Neiges & West Island)
Alternative Centregens450-651-0651Day centre for adults with mental health problems; social integration, listening, referral, self-help groups, collective kitchens [E/F]QC (Longueuil)
Association Bénévole Amitié514-931-5757Activities, community support, socializing, programs, community follow-up [E/F]Montreal (Centre-West)
CENTRAMI514-761-1509Drop-in, day center, support, outings and activities. [F]Montreal (South-West)
Centre Bienvenue Inc.514-421-2212Community support, activities, workshops, work training & reintegration [E/F]Montreal (West Island)
Centre de soir Denise-Massé514-525-8059Activities, social integration, work assistance (evenings and weekends) [F]Montreal
Le Cill450-668-1771
Alternative mental health centre, activities, social rehab, work reintegration [F]Laval
Club AMI514-739-7931Drop-in, arts and crafts, outings, workshops, support groups, computers [E/F]Montreal (Côte-des-Neiges-NDG)
Community Perspective in Mental Health 514-696-0972Assistance to consumers in community; daily visits, follow-up, life skills, coping [E/F]Montreal (West Island)
Compeer514-489-1007Activities, info sessions, reintegration, volunteer, friends (weekly visits) [E/F]Montreal/Int'l

Diogène
514-874-1214Long-term social reinsertion program for people encountering trouble with the law [E/F] 18+Montreal
Espoir450-672-4597Home visits, crisis help & intervention,
telephone support, counseling [E/F]
Montreal (South Shore)
Expression LaSalle514-368-3736Art therapy and related workshops, individual counselling [E/F]Montreal (Lasalle)
Face à Face

514-934-4546Social gatherings, support groups, listening line, counseling, assistance [E/F]Montreal
Forward House514-488-9119Drop-in eveninglife & job skills, work placement, social activities, community housing [E/F]Montreal (NDG)
Impact Groupe d'Aide en Santé Mentale514-939-3132Social, cultural & therapeutic activities, supervised apartments [F] (referral)Montreal (South-West)
Multi Caf 514-733-0554Community cafeteria (very cheap) & food bank, activities & workshops [E/F]Montreal (Cote-des-Neiges)
NDG Community Council514-484-1471Resource centre for welfare info, job training, housing, immigration, etc. [E/F]Montreal (NDG)
Omega Community Resources514-631-2760 x104Day centre with activities, work skill building etc. [E/F]Montreal (Dorval)
The Open Door514-939-1970Drop-in centre for homeless, offers meals, clothes, activities, workshops, etc. [E/F]Montreal (Westmount)
Pracom514-527-6766Drop-in, evening social, art, stress, health workshops, work reintegration [F]Montreal (Centre-East)
Projet Collectif en Inclusion à Montréal514-255-1054Inclusive community support helping those with a mental illness [F]Montreal (St-Michel)
Project PAL514-767-4701Housing, rights education, drop-in for consumers, outings, workshops, etc.[E/F]Montreal (South-West)
Projet Suivi Communautaire514-366-0891Psychosocial support, life skills, support to search for an apartment (referral needed)[E/mostly F]Montreal
Le Rebond438-404-9909Support groups, activities promoting socialization, expression workshops, and education [F]Montreal
Relax Action514-385-4868Individual community follow-up, group activities [F]Montreal
Saint Columba House514-932-6202Assistance, support, advocacy, outreach to the community, many programs [E/F]Montreal (Point St. Charles)
Services communautaires Cyprès514-252-0444Short term or long term follow-up at home or in public places, support for recovering, accompaniment [E/F]Montreal
Suivi communautaire Le Fil514-525-0504Support and community follow-up, empowerment based approach for accompaniment [F]Montreal
UP House (Donald Berman)514-764-5599Clubhouse for psychiatric rehabilitation, social & professional reintegration, etc. [E/F]Montreal (Côte-des-Neiges)
Vers l'équilibre514 251-120012 week program that inclues support and workshops on stress, creativity, self-confidence etc [F]Montreal
Wellington Centre (SPECTRUM) (Douglas Hospital)514-768-2668 x328Skill workshops, work reintegration, education, support groups [E/F] (referral)Montreal (Verdun)