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Refers to all programs that provide immediate assistance for people who are currently experiencing severe emotional distress; for any situation that is life-threatening, or poses harm to someone; or unable to cope with a problem that demands immediate attention. Crisis services help deal with the immediate crisis, and restore people back to their original (higher) level of function so that they can identify and deal with their problems.

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Publicly Funded / Free Services

Catulpa Community Support Services is a community-based, multi service agency supporting individuals and families throughout Simcoe County. Our services ... more
165 Ferris Lane, Barrie, ON, L4M 2Y1 Map
705-733-3227
All ages
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Wendat provides services to adults and seniors who are disabled by mental illness or in psychiatric crisis.   Services include case management, ... more
237 Second Street, Midland, ON, L4R 3P7 Map
705-526-1305
16 years and up
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Persons in psychiatric crisis who visit the ER at Huronia District Hospital, call the Simcoe County Crisis Line or see their family physician can be referred ... more
237 Second Street, Midland, ON, L4R 3P7 Map
705-526-1305
16 years and up
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1. Child Welfare including Children's Aid Society (CAS)

The child welfare / child protection system is a group of services that promote the well-being of children by protecting children from abuse or neglect, ensuring they are safe, and strengthening families so that they can successfully care for their children.

Publicly Funded / Free Services

Provides a broad range of mental health, legal, parenting, and abuse support programs geared at boys, men, fathers and their families. * Therapy & ... more
2 Homewood Ave., Toronto, ON, M4Y 2J9 Map
647-479-9611
All ages
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The Simcoe County Children's Aid Society has been serving the community since 1894. Providing a range of services to the community, including: ... more
60 Bell Farm Road, Barrie, ON, L4M 5G6 Map
1-800-461-4236 x7057266587
Up to 16 years
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TFC places children and youth with trained foster parents and their families. Working jointly as a team, TFC parents, together with Kinark mental health ... more
34 Simcoe St, Barrie, ON, L4N 6T4 Map
1-888-454-6275 (Toll Free)
2 - 16 years
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TFC is a program operated by Kinark Child and Family Services that places children and youth with trained foster parents and their families. Working jointly as ... more
34 Simcoe Street, Barrie, ON, L4N 6T4 Map
705-726-8861 x1800230853418884546275
2 - 16 years
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A nonprofit registered charitable organization funded by the Ministry of Children and Youth Services that offers mental health services to children up to 18 ... more
788 Yonge St, Midland, ON, L4R 2E6 Map
705-526-3708 x1800230853418884546275
Up to 18 years
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The Ontario Association of Children's Aid Societies (OACAS) is a membership organization that represents 53 children's aid societies in Ontario, and is ... more
75 Front Street East 2nd Floor, Toronto, ON, M5E 1V9 Map
416-987-7725
All ages
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If you are a child or youth with a concern about your experiences with a service provider or feel that your rights may have been violated, or you need ... more
250 Davisville Avenue, Toronto, ON, M7A 1G2 Map
416-325-5669
Up to 21 years
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Committed to public safety, delivering proactive and innovative policing in partnership with our communities. more
ON, Canada
1-888-310-1122 (Toll Free)
All ages
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The Canadian Child Welfare Research Portal (CWRP) provides access to up-to-date research on Canadian child welfare programs and policies. The Portal is a ... more
3506 University Street, Montreal, QC, H3A 2A7 Map
All ages
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Youth in Care Canada is a national, charitable organization driven by youth and alumni from child welfare authorities across Canada. YICC exists to voice the ... more
223 Main Street, Ottawa, ON, K1S 1C4 Map
613-327-4317
All ages
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Private Practice Professionals and Commercial Businesses

Eighth Fire Healing and Wellness Services
13 Bradford Street, Barrie, ON, L4N 3A6 Map
705-791-2508
12 - 70 years
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Changing Steps Counselling, Training and Consulting
71 Woodward Ave, Brampton, ON, L6V 1K5 Map
647-772-7837
All ages
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2. Crisis Lines including Telephone, Online and Chat

Crisis lines offer free, immediate and confidential one-on-one assistance to callers in need and usually operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They are generally staffed by either paid professionals, or trained volunteers. They will listen, offer support and advice, and if necessary, will try to help the caller get connected to help in his/her community. 

Publicly Funded / Free Services

By calling 1-855-310-COPE (2673) individuals are connected with a crisis worker, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The crisis worker will provide an immediate ... more
ON, Canada
1-855-310-2673
All ages
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Services and supports for individuals experiencing effects of mental illness and addiction. more
15 & 21 Bradford Street, Barrie, ON, L4N 1W2 Map
705-726-5033
12 years and up
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We are a leader in providing direct services, advocacy and education for individuals with serious mental illness, their families and the general public. Our ... more
15 & 21 Bradford St, Barrie, ON, L4N 1W2 Map
1-705-728-5044
12 years and up
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In Durham, Kinark Child and Family Services can help children under 12 experiencing social, emotional, and or behavioural difficulties. Services are ... more
20 Sunray Street, Whitby, ON, L1N 8Y3 Map
905-668-2411
Up to 12 years
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Mobile Crisis Response Worker available Mondays - Fridays 8:30am-8:30pm (with the exception of holidays); Mental Health Crisis Line Worker available 24hrs a ... more
34 Simcoe Street, Barrie, ON, L4N 6T4 Map
1-888-893-8333 (Toll Free)
Up to 18 years
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Peer Support based community mental health and addictions support agency.w more
10121 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill, ON, L4C 1T7 Map
905-780-0491
16 years and up
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My Friend's House is a non-profit agency offering confidential support for abused women and children living in the Georgian Triangle of Ontario along with a variety of programs and services. more
ON, Canada
1-800-265-2511 (Toll Free)
All ages
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We provide emergency shelter services to abused women and their children in South Simcoe County. Our shelter services includes: * Crisis counseling for ... more
Alliston, ON Map
705-435-9400
All ages
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The Community Mental Health Service of Orillia Soldiers' Memorial Hospital is a community mental health program of the Ontario Ministry of Health that provides ... more
169 Mississauga Street West, Orillia, ON Map
705-327-9122 x70532522013536
16 years and up
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24/7 annonymous confidential "warm Line" manned by trained volunteers. more
ON, Canada
705-327-2383
All ages
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We help people learn how to maintain their mental health, look for and identify the signs of mental illness, and get help and support when they need it. ... more
1091 Gorham St, Newmarket, ON, L3Y 8X7 Map
905-853-8477
All ages
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A telephone crisis line providing Simcoe County and Muskoka residents with single point access to mental health related information and assistance in resolving ... more
39 High Street, Barrie, ON, L4N 1W2 Map
1-888-893-8333
All ages
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York Support Services Network is a community-based agency that offers a range of case management and community crisis services throughout York Region. We ... more
240 Edward Street, Aurora, ON, L4G 3S9 Map
905-898-6455
16 years and up
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We provide a crisis line in mental health support for youth experiencing emotions of sadness, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, aggressive and threatening behaviour, ... more
34 Simcoe St, Barrie, ON, L4N 6T4 Map
705-728-5044
Up to 17 years
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Free, anonymous, confidential 24-hr telephone and TTY crisis telephone line to all women in the province of Ontario who have experienced any form of ... more
Toronto, ON, M5T 2W2 Map
416-863-0511
All ages
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Formerly (Mental Health Helpline) provides free and confidential information and referral services and supports for people experiencing mental health and/or ... more
ON, Canada
1-866-531-2600
All ages
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Distress Centres Ontario (DCO) is a non-profit association of community-based distress centres in Ontario.   If you are in distress or crisis and need ... more
700 Lawrence Avenue West, Toronto, ON, M6A 3B4 Map
416-486-2242
All ages
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Provincial support line for francophones. For women affected by violence. 24/7/365. Offers a listening ear, information, safety planning, information and ... more
Toronto, ON, M5G 2P6
1-877-336-2433
16 years and up
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Good2Talk is a free, confidential and anonymous helpline providing professional counselling and information and referrals for mental health, addictions and ... more
ON, Canada
1-866-925-5454
16 - 30 years
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The Ontario Poison Centre in Toronto has been serving the general public and healthcare professionals throughout Ontario since 1979. Although the Poison ... more
555 University Avenue, Toronto, ON, M5G 1X8 Map
1-800-268-9017
All ages
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Crisis Services Canada evolved out of the Canadian Distress Line Network – a national network of existing distress, crisis and suicide prevention line ... more
439 University Ave., Toronto, ON, M5G 1Y8 Map
437-317-4488
All ages
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If you are FEELING SAD or DISTRESSED and want to talk, support is a phone call away. Service is available in Cree, Ojibway, Inuktitut, English and French. ... more
ON, Canada
1-855-242-3310
All ages
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Kids Help Phone is Canada’s only bilingual phone and on-line counselling service for youth. It’s free, anonymous and confidential. Professional ... more
439 University Avenue, Toronto, ON, M5G 1Y8 Map
416-586-5437
5 - 20 years
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Youthspace.ca offers emotional support and crisis intervention to youth in Canada under 30yrs. Our highly-trained volunteers are online every night (6 PM to ... more
Victoria, BC Map
Up to 30 years
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Private Practice Professionals and Commercial Businesses

ON, Canada
16 years and up
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LillyB Counselling
14107 Belmont, Belmont, ON Map
226-377-6071
All ages
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3. Walk-In Counselling

Walk-in counselling clinics provide counseling services, without a need to book a long time in advance. They can be helpful for many issues such as family conflict, stress, grief, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, separation, divroce or abuse. Most of the time, no appointment is required, though some clinics may require you to call ahead the same day to book appointments for that day. 

Publicly Funded / Free Services

Provides immediate single-session counselling services to adults and youth on a first come, first served basis. Will help people deal with a variety of issues ... more
20 Anne Street South, Barrie, ON, L4N 2C6 Map
705-726-2503 x8887262503
12 years and up
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All About Youth - Youth Mental Health Walk-In Program - Free counseling services for youth ages 12-24 yrs old -Office locations in Barrie and Orillia more
80 Bradford St, Barrie, ON, L4N 6S7 Map
705-828-5670
12 - 24 years
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Private Practice Professionals and Commercial Businesses

11 Mill Street, Tiny, ON, L0K 2E1 Map
705-481-1925
All ages
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124 Ontario St, Collingwood, ON, L9Y 1M3 Map
705-443-8535
All ages
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Atia Counselling Group
8500 Leslie St, Markham, ON, L3T 7M8 Map
416-432-5953
16 years and up
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4. Hospital Emergency Department

Going to the Emergency Department of your local hospital is helpful for crises and emergency situations such as thoughts of suicide or homicide (thoughts of seriously harming oneself or others); conditions such as psychosis or mania.

Publicly Funded / Free Services

Community hospital with 230 beds providing regional programs, as well as surgical, medical and mental health services to the residents of Simcoe County and Muskoka. more
170 Colborne Street West, Orillia, ON, L3V 2Z3 Map
705-325-2201
All ages
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Providing various medical and mental health services in Barrie, Ontario, including an Emergency Department. more
201 Georgian Drive, Barrie, ON, L4M 6M2 Map
705-728-9802
All ages
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5. Emergency Shelter and Housing

There are various shelters that people can use when they have no place to go.

 

Emergency shelters are places for people to live temporarily when they don't have a place to stay. Emergency shelters (such as women's shelters) are primarily meant for those fleeing an abusive relationship, sexual abuse or domestic violence. Some shelters limit their clientele by gender or age.

 

Homeless shelters are temporary places to stay, usually meant for homeless people. Usually located in downtown areas, they are similar to emergency shelters. The main difference is that homeless shelters are usually open to anyone, without regard to the reason for need. Some shelters limit their clientele by gender or age.

Publicly Funded / Free Services

Services and supports for individuals experiencing effects of mental illness and addiction. more
15 & 21 Bradford Street, Barrie, ON, L4N 1W2 Map
705-726-5033
12 years and up
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Offers individual, family and marital counselling, as well as family life education. Offers individual counselling for adult male and female survivors of ... more
190 King Street South, Alliston, ON Map
705-726-2503 x18887262503
All ages
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The Elizabeth Fry Society (of Simcoe County) provides programs and services for those in conflict with the law or those perceived to be in conflict, or ... more
102 Maple Avenue, Barrie, ON, L4N 1S4 Map
705-725-0613
All ages
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We provide emergency shelter services to abused women and their children in South Simcoe County. Our shelter services includes: * Crisis counseling for ... more
Alliston, ON Map
705-435-9400
All ages
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The Salvation Army offers housing support and emergency shelter for males in the City of Barrie. more
16 Bayfield Street, Barrie, ON, L4M 4S9 Map
705-728-3737
All ages
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We help people learn how to maintain their mental health, look for and identify the signs of mental illness, and get help and support when they need it. ... more
1091 Gorham St, Newmarket, ON, L3Y 8X7 Map
905-853-8477
All ages
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CMHA Simcoe County has a residential program, which has capacity for up to 5 clients who are experiencing a mental health or psychosocial related crisis. The ... more
39 High Street, Barrie, ON, L4N 1W2 Map
16 years and up
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We provide an emergency youth shelter which offers homeless and abused youth between the ages of 16 and 24 the love, support and life skills needed in order to ... more
20-22 Wellington St East, Barrie, ON, L4M 2B8 Map
705-739-7616
16 - 21 years
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The ministry funds many programs and services to help women and their children live free of domestic violence. These programs and services are delivered ... more
ON, Canada
16 years and up
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6. Women's Shelters

Women's shelters are places where women (and their children) can go to stay, and are typically for women fleeing domestic violence from their partners or spouses. Women's shelters offer safe, temporary housing and usually other services to enable a return to independent living such as counselling and referrals to community resources.

Publicly Funded / Free Services

My Friend's House is a non-profit agency offering confidential support for abused women and children living in the Georgian Triangle of Ontario along with a variety of programs and services. more
ON, Canada
1-800-265-2511 (Toll Free)
All ages
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We provide emergency shelter services to abused women and their children in South Simcoe County. Our shelter services includes: * Crisis counseling for ... more
Alliston, ON Map
705-435-9400
All ages
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The ministry funds many programs and services to help women and their children live free of domestic violence. These programs and services are delivered ... more
ON, Canada
16 years and up
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"We are a unified voice collaborating, educating and innovating for systemic change that ends violence against women making Canada a model for safety in ... more
ON, Canada
613-680-5119
All ages
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Resource Lists by Other Organizations
Catchment: Simcoe County
Community resource list for South Simcoe by the CMHA York Region Branch.
Posted: Apr 20, 2015
Language: EN
Catchment: Ontario
List of aboriginal mental health services in Ontario created by the Ontario Aboriginal Health Advocacy Initiative (OAHAI).
Posted: Sep 16, 2015
Language: EN
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