Spotlight on Charity

Name of Charity: Distress Centre Oakville (ODC) Charitable Bingo and Gaming Centre: Delta Gaming Centre Oakville

The Distress Centre Oakville (ODC) supports people in the community better cope with crisis loneliness, and emotional stress. Since 2010, ODC has raised $5,000 to $15,000 annually through OLG together with Delta Gaming Centre Oakville. Charitable Gaming funds support functions that are critical in providing accessible, confidential, no cost, phone/text/chat services with caring and well trained volunteers for people who need to talk. The Centre facilitates over 1,200 conversations each month while operating on a 40:1 volunteer/staff ratio! In 2015 the Centre intervened with over 1,000 conversations that involved direct crisis and/or suicide. For more information on the Distress Centre, please visit: www.dcoakvville.com

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