Mental Health and Justice Short Term Residential Crisis Beds Program

Type of Service

Short Term Crisis Support Beds

Program Description

Cota Health provides intensive 24/7 on-site support to clients of this program. The staff work collaboratively with clients in order to help them: develop an individual safety and short-term housing support plan; achieve temporary housing stability while seeking long-term housing options; acquire and/or maintain the skills necessary for daily living within the housing environment; access required services/supports from other sources (e.g., case management, primary care physician, identification, etc.); participate in health promotion and community development activities such as group meetings, structured educational events; and social activities; resolve situational problems/disputes and pursue personal recovery.

Program Restricted To

Clients with Legal Issues
Forensic Clients

Access Information

All beds are available to men and women living with a serious mental illness (which includes Dual Diagnosis and Concurrent Disorders) who are 16 years of age or older, are homeless, or at risk of becoming homeless, and who are assessed as being able to be safely supported within the program. Applications for the Mental Health and Justice Short-term Residential Beds must meet the additional eligibility criteria of having justice system involvement or significant risk of justice system involvement and be referred from an identified priority referral source (e.g., court support services, probation/parole, police, Law and Mental Health Program at CAMH, Ontario Shores' Forensic Unit and other funded Mental Health and Justice Services). Referrals can be made 24/7 by contacting the Toronto Short-Term Residential Bed Network unit registry at (416) 248-4174, or by visiting to download the application form and apply on-line.

User Costs

User Cost No

Referral Contact Information

Phone 416-248-4174

Clients Served

Gender All
Age 16 and up
Catchment Municipalities: (Scarborough)
Wheelchair Access Yes


Policy Allowed
Note No smoking allowed inside the building.




Main Hours

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