Crisis Hotline: 1-866-603-9100
The Parent Helpline is a free telephone service to parents and others experiencing family life or parenting challenges. This nonjudgmental service provides a listening ear, support and guidance to parents and caregivers who are upset or troubled about a family issue, have parenting-related questions or just need someone to speak to. The Parent Helpline has provided assistance to hundreds of callers every year, since 1979. Helpline staff have undergraduate or graduate degrees in the area of child and family development, and have extensive experience in a variety of professional settings working with parents and children. Parents themselves, staff truly understand the joys, trials and tribulations of parenting, and know that parenting is hard work! In addition to supporting parents, the Parent Helpline also responds to enquiries from professionals and other organizations. The Parent Helpline is not a crisis line. If your question or situation is urgent and requires immediate assistance or support, dial 911.