Residential Crisis Support Program

Type of Service

Short Term Crisis Support Beds

Program Description

The program is designed to divert (pre & post-charge) clients with clinical needs in actual or, emergent addiction &, or mental health crisis away from the criminal justice & hospital based systems. Core services include the provision of temporary housing & related support services, time to arrange for unmet client needs, provision of high intensity counselling, care & support, and a safe therapeutic environment to allow for stabilization and management of addiction relapse and/or withdrawal symptoms and/or mental health relapse and crisis situation, (where appropriate medication management), advocacy, liaison, referral and follow-up.

Access Information

Individuals who can be referred by the district hospital, community-based addiction/mental health providers, Family Health Teams/primary care sector, and self. Individuals presenting with the following problems/ circumstances will be considered for admission via screening and referral protocol: individuals in crisis/ distress related to mental health, addictions, or concurrent disorders, but with negligible/ absent risk of suicidality and/ or danger to self/ others; individuals with potentially intersecting problems with criminal justice system; individuals who are homeless (no fixed address); individuals who are temporarily homeless (recently relocated to the area, evicted, in need of shelter, unable to stay at their regular residence due to domestic instability or crisis). Individuals dealing with a dangerous offense will be reviewed on an individual basis. Individuals being referred to the program through the judicial system will need conditions to follow all aspects of in-house programming.

User Costs

Program Cost No
Additional Cost No

Referral Contact Information

Phone 705-268-2666
Fax 705-268-2911

Clients Served

Gender All
Age 16 and up
Catchment Counties: (Cochrane)
Wheelchair Access No


Policy Allowed


English French


Main Hours

Monday 0000-2400
Tuesday 0000-2400
Wednesday 0000-2400
Thursday 0000-2400
Friday 0000-2400
Saturday 0000-2400
Sunday 0000-2400