Short-Term Crisis Support Beds

Type of Service

Short Term Crisis Support Beds

Program Description

Short-Term Residential Crisis Services provides partnership and integrated planning with police and crisis response outreach teams; short-stay (7-10 days) residential setting with supportive counselling to provide stabilization; and an alternative to custody when dealing with people in need of non-medical crisis intervention in a residential setting. The goals of the service are to reduce the number of people with mental illness entering the criminal justice system and emergency room care; and to reduce the number of people with mental illness entering the correctional system and/or decrease time spent in the system. The model of service is individualized according to the needs of the client.

Access Information

This program serves individuals with a serious mental illness who are in crisis and are at risk of accessing emergency hospital care or of being incarcerated or coming into contact with the police; or individuals with a serious mental illness who require an address to facilitate a release on bail. Adequate information must be available to make an appropriate risk assessment. Individuals must be able and willing to follow the house rules. Individuals need to be voluntary.

User Costs

User Cost No

Referral Contact Information

Phone 613-544-4229
Toll-Free 866-616-6005
Fax 613-544-2346

Clients Served

Gender All
Age 18 to 65 years of age.
Catchment Counties: (Frontenac; Lennox-Addington)
Wheelchair Access Yes


Policy Allowed




Main Hours

Monday 0000-2400
Tuesday 0000-2400
Wednesday 0000-2400
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Saturday 0000-2400
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