Kinark Child and Family Services

Site: Simcoe County Region - Barrie Office

Service: Youth Crisis Response Services Simcoe County

Description (Service) Supports for children, youth, and families: 
  • when a mental health crisis is identified and requires immediate support  
  • when risk taking behaviour is identified and immediate support is required to safety plan (self-harm, suicide, aggression)  
  • who need assistance with school issues or refusal to attend, addictions concerns, conflict, emotional dysregulation  
  • when service navigation and linkage is needed  
  • when immediate situational support is required  
  • whenever a child or youth requires support or you’re unsure how to help
Crisis workers will:  
  • follow up within one hour of initial referral or next day in cases of afterhours referrals  
  • conduct risk assessment and formulate safety plans during initial phone contact  
  • support determination of continued level of risk for the child or youth, assist with coping plans and connection to appropriate resources  
  • provide up to 6 sessions of brief therapy (based in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) as deemed appropriate by the Crisis Worker  
  • provide parents with positive parenting support (Triple P)  
  • provide information about children’s mental health services, service navigation and linkages as required
Mental Health Crisis Line operates out of Canadian Mental Health Association, Simcoe County Branch and provides telephone crisis intervention 24 hours a day. Crisis Line provides the link to the Youth Crisis Response Worker.
Service Details
Hours Office: Mon-Fri 9 am-9 pm * Sat, Sun 9 am-5 pm * no service on Statutory holidays * Mental Health Crisis Line: Mon-Sun 24 hours
Areas Served Simcoe County - except in Bradford area * service in this area is provided by York Support Services Network by calling 310 - Cope (2673), no area code required
Eligibility Ages: 18 year(s) and under 
Youth before their 18th birthday and their families who are dealing with the crisis. Community partners with concerns for a child or youth’s mental health.
Application Call Crisis Line 705-728-5044 or 1-888-893-8333
Languages English
Fees None
Address and Location
Located In Community Barrie
Address & Map
34 Simcoe St, Suite 301
Barrie, ON L4N 6T4
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Intersection Mary St and Simcoe St
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Contact Information
Crisis Phone Mental Health Crisis Line 705-728-5044
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Primary Contact Stan Spicker, Clinical Services Manager; Phone: 705-726-8861 ext 6219

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