Canadian Mental Health Association. Simcoe County Branch

Site: Unpublished/Mobile

Service: CARAH House Crisis Services - Mental Health Crisis Line and COAST Teams

Location, Telephone & Internet
Toll Free Phone 1-888-893-8333
Crisis Phone 705-728-5044 24 hr
Fax 705-728-5234
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Located In Community Barrie
Address Barrie, ON
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Contact Information
Primary Contact Kerry Dault, Program Manager Crisis Services; Phone: 705-728-5835; Email:
Primary Executive Valerie Grdisa, Chief Executive Officer; Phone: 705-726-5033 ext 431; Fax: 705-726-8629; Email:
Alternate Executive Himanshu Shah, Clinical Director; Phone: 705-726-5033 ext 239; Fax: 705-726-8629; Email:
Mailing Address 15 Bradford St 
Barrie, ON L4N 1W2
Description & Services
Description (Service) COVID-19 Response 
* Crisis line operating as usual 
* Mobile Crisis Services suspended 
If you require immediate mental health assistance, please call: 
Mental Health Crisis Line: 705-728-5044 or 1-888-893-8333 
Telecare: 705-726-7922 
Kids Help Phone: 1-800-668-6868 or text CONNECT to 686868 to chat 
Regular Service 
Crisis telephone line providing 24 hr support and single-point access to crisis services for individuals in Simcoe County and surrounding areas * crisis line is available 24 hrs a day for individuals to speak with staff who are professionally trained in mental health and addictions * Crisis workers provide:  
* suicide intervention 
* risk assessment 
* information and referrals 
* assistance in resolving crises and securing appropriate crisis intervention resource information 
* pre-crisis support and coping strategies to those who have experienced significant mental health concerns and/or psychosocial stressors and will secure appropriate level of Crisis intervention ongoing 
Following a phone assessment by the worker, the mobile service may be initiated for individuals living in the Barrie area that need someone to meet in the community to provide more intensive level of support * short-term crisis beds are available if required following a mobile assessment of need and prioritized due to limited access * mobile services are available from 10am-10pm daily *  
COAST teams (Crisis Outreach and Support Team) comprised of a Crisis worker and a police officer, may be available for specific mental health and addictions occurrences and needs in the communities of Barrie, Orillia, Innisfil * for more information about COAST or to inquire about access, please contact Crisis Line at 705-728-5044
Hours COVID-19 Response 
* Crisis line operating as usual 
* Mobile Crisis Services suspended 
Regular Hours 
Mon-Sun 24 hours
Areas Served Muskoka District ; Parry Sound District ; Simcoe County
Eligibility No restrictions
Application Call
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Interpreters can be made available if necessary
Fees None
Other Details
Established Jul 14, 1997
Physical Access Not Applicable

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