Welcome to the Distress Centre of Ottawa & Region's new blog!
You've most likely landed on our blog through our website or from a search engine.
You may be asking yourself, what exactly is the Distress Centre of Ottawa & Region?
We are the people who are here, day or night, 24/7, to answer the calls from those who are reaching out for help. Callers may have simple questions. Or they may be in crisis. Either way, with more than 150 volunteers answering over 37,000 calls a year, we provide an integral, important and vital service in the community.
In short form, we're here to help.
Maybe you landed on our blog, because you're searching for volunteer work in Ottawa.
We count on our volunteers, who have been trained to answer the calls that come in.
We provide training, not only for our own volunteers, but for other groups as well, including colleges and universities, social service agencies, businesses, government departments and police staff. OUr professional trainers, renowed for their expertise and knowledge, have trained on topics as diverse as conflict management, communication skills, stress management, sucicide prevention, crisis intervention and more.
If you're interested in becoming a volunteer for the Distress Centre of Ottawa & Region, your next step is to fill out an application form, which can be found here.
Maybe you landed on this page, because you're just looking for more information in general about crisis, suicide, stress management, or other issues.
You're in luck. Bookmark our blog, because we'll be updating with information from our professionals once a week.
Oh, did I forget to introduce myself?
My name is Leslie, and I am the Community Relations Coordinator here at the Distress Centres of Ottawa & Region. Nice to meet you!
I hope you've gained some knowledge from today's post, and there will be many more to come.