Community Outreach and Support Team (COAST) - Team 3

Type of Service

Assertive Community Treatment Teams

Program Description

Community Outreach and Support Team (COAST) is a multidisciplinary team with social workers, nurses, psychiatrists, community support and peer support workers. The program offers Assertive Community Treatment and was established to provide services to adults experiencing serious and persistent mental illness. The function of COAST is to assist people in moving towards recovery and to facilitate a higher level of independence in the community. The involvement of family, friends and other supports is encouraged and welcomed. COAST is a mobile service that provides comprehensive and individualized treatment, housing, medication, and rehabilitation (e.g. employment, finances, cooking etc.). The intensity and duration of service is based on each person's needs and wishes. COAST provides services throughout the entire Parry Sound and Muskoka regions with teams in Parry Sound, Sundridge, and Bracebridge. Model of service is assertive community treatment, psychosocial rehabilitation, and recovery. Average length of stay is 2.6 years.

Access Information

Individuals can be referred to COAST through the intake service for each of three geographic teams: Parry Sound, Sundridge, and Bracebridge. Clients must meet specific ACTT admission requirements. Exclusionary Criteria includes possible primary diagnosis of personality disorder, present issues of unpredictable violence or assaultive behaviour, diagnosis of acquired brain injury, or a person needing short term intensive support to achieve goals in one life domain.

User Costs

User Cost No

Referral Contact Information

Phone 705-384-5392
Toll-Free 866-829-7050

Clients Served

Gender All
Age 16 and up
Catchment Counties: (Parry Sound); East Parry Sound
Wheelchair Access Yes


Policy Allowed
Note Client should abstain from smoking 1/2 hour before and during contact with a staff member in an enclosed area.


English Interpretation Services


Main Hours

Monday 0830-2000
Tuesday 0830-2000
Wednesday 0830-2000
Thursday 0830-2000
Friday 0830-1600
Saturday 1000-1730
Sunday 1000-1730

With after hours on-call through crisis line.