Description (Service) COVID-19 Response 
  • If you require immediate mental health assistance, please call: 
  • Mental Health Crisis Line: 705-728-5044 or 1-888-893-8333 
    • if your call to the crisis line is answered by an automated service please leave a message and a crisis counsellor will return your call promptly
  • Telecare: 705-726-7922 
  • Kids Help Phone: 1-800-668-6868 or text CONNECT to 686868 to chat
Regular Service 
Crisis telephone line providing 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
Service Details
Public Comments The Crisis Services of the Canadian Mental Health Association Simcoe County is also known as CARAH House 
  • CARAH stands for "Courage and Recovery and Hope"  
  • crisis line, mobile and bed services are delivered from CARAH House
Hours Mon-Sun 24 hours
Areas Served Simcoe County
Eligibility No restrictions
Application Call
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Interpreters can be made available if necessary
Fees None
Address and Location
Located In Community Barrie
Address & Map
Barrie, ON
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Physical Access Not Applicable
Contact Information
Toll Free Phone 1-888-893-8333
Crisis Phone 705-728-5044 24 hr
Fax 705-728-5234
Social Media Facebook Facebook:
Twitter Twitter:
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 John Henderson, Clinical Director; Phone: 705-726-5033 ext 239; Fax: 705-726-8629; Email:
Mailing Address 15 Bradford St 
Barrie, ON L4N 1W2

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