Catulpa Community Support Services

Site: Barrie Office

Service: Adult Respite Care

Description (Service) Family support service providing funding for temporary relief from the physical and emotional demands involved in caring for an adult child over the age of eighteen who has a disability  
Role of Catulpa Community Support Services: 
* identification and coordination of natural support systems that may already be in place (parent to parent, family and friends) 
* information about local respite care providers, resources and options 
Once funding is approved, families can contact a DSP (Direct Support Provider) directly by email or phone to provide supports on a fee-per-service basis * respite service providers are self-employed and are not pre-screened by Catulpa Community Support Services
Service Details
Public Comments COVID-19 Response
Due to COVID-19 situation, the following changes have been made:
* Catulpa CSS employees will work remotely from locations outside of regular office sites
* Face-to-face meetings are curtailed and will be completed by telephone or virtual meeting
* Some CAPC programs are running virtually, contact your local Site Coordinator as listed below and someone from the team will return your call
-Barrie/ Innisfil area– 705-733-3227 x 2160
-Bradford/ Alliston area – 905-775-1498 x 2032
-Collingwood/ Wasaga area – 705-445-9770 x 5230
-Midland area – 705-526-2151 x 2095
-Orillia area – 705-326-6502 x 3103

* APSW Resource Days are cancelled until further notice, contact Jennifer Ross at 705-733-3227 x 2232 for information
*Ontario Autism Program Resource Days are cancelled until further notice, contact Melissa McMullen at 705-326-6502 x 3296 for information
* Catulpa Community Support Services remains open and all other services and programs remain in effect in a modified manner

Hours March 16, 2020 COVID-19 Response
Offices are closed to in-person service at this time, call or email for service

Areas Served Alliston ; Collingwood ; Midland ; Orillia ; and surrounding areas
Eligibility Ages: 18 year(s) and up 
Available to families residing in Orillia, Midland, Collingwood, Alliston, and surrounding areas
Application Referral is through Developmental Services Ontario, Central East Region only * parents, guardians and professional support caregivers (with consent) may refer * contact Developmental Services Ontario, Central East Region; 1-855-277-2121 or 905-953-0796
Languages English - Reception, Website, Interpretation, Programs, Publications ; French - Reception, Website, Interpretation, Programs, Publications
Fees None
Address and Location
Located In Community Barrie
Address & Map
Barrie Common Roof
165 Ferris Lane
Barrie, ON L4M 2Y1
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Intersection St Vincent St and Cundles Rd E
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Contact Information
Office Phone To refer, contact Developmental Services Ontario, Central East Region 1-855-277-2121 or 905-953-0796
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Primary Executive Karen Hirstwood, Executive Director; Phone: 705-733-3227 ext 2299

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