Canadian Mental Health Association. Simcoe County Branch

Site: Mobile Service

Service: Crisis Outreach and Support Team (COAST)

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 
Mobile Crisis Team for specific mental health and addictions occurrences and needs for people living in Barrie  
  • Team consists of a Crisis worker and a police officer 
  • for more information about COAST or to inquire about access, please contact Crisis Line at 705-728-5044 to discuss possible referral
    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 Hours vary
    Areas Served Barrie
    Eligibility Youth and adults with a serious mental illness or psychosocial crisis and in need of non-medical crisis intervention
    Application Referral - self, medical, agencies
    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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