Community Resources

Mental Health and Addiction Resources

Crisis Resources

A crisis is defined as a period of intense difficulty or trouble. In these time of emergency there are a number of places you can go for help:

  • Addiction & Mental Health Services (AMHS) — Serving Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington (KFLA)
    • Crisis line (24 hours a day, 7 days a week) Kingston & Frontenac: 613-544-4229 or toll free to 1-866-616-6005 
    • Crisis line (24 hours a day, 7 days a week) Lennox & Addington: 613-354-7388 or toll free to 1-800-267-7877 
    • Website: https://www.amhs-kfla.ca/services/crisis/
  • Telehealth Ontario

Shelters

There are a number of shelters in Kingston that provide temporary accommodation for men, women and children. Below is a list of some of the shelters in Kingston.

  • Ryandale Transitional Housing — Affordable accommodation for up to one year for seven individuals who have demonstrated the desire and ability to achieve independent living
  • Dawn House Women’s Shelter — 24 hour emergency temporary shelter for up to 45 days. Offers counselling, basic necessities, information and referrals, computer access, housing assistance, client advocacy, and public education
  • Kingston Harbour Light Men’s Shelter — 8 bed emergency shelter for up to 5 days. Offers bed, hot meals, shower, and laundry facilities
  • Kingston Youth Shelter - offers a variety of services to homeless/precariously housed youth between the ages of 16-24

Support for Family Members