Kinark Child and Family Services

Site: Barrie Office

Service: Simcoe County Child and Youth Crisis Services

Contact Information
Office Phone Administration 705-726-8861; Barrie Office: 1-800-230-8534
Toll Free Phone Simcoe County Child and Youth Crisis Services: 1-844-417-1945; CMHA Crisis Line: 1-888-893-8333 (Mon-Sun 24 hours)
Crisis Phone CMHA Mental Health Crisis Line 705-728-5044
Fax 705-726-9181
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Primary Contact Stan Spicker, Clinical Services Manager; Phone: 705-726-8861 ext 6219
Site Information
Located In Community Barrie
Address & Map
34 Simcoe St, Suite 301
Barrie, ON L4N 6T4
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Intersection Mary St and Simcoe St
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) Supports for children, youth, and families: 
  • when a mental health crisis is identified and requires immediate support  
  • when risk taking behaviour is identified and immediate support is required to safety plan (self-harm, suicide, aggression)  
  • who need assistance with school issues or refusal to attend, addictions concerns, conflict, emotional dysregulation  
  • when service navigation and linkage is needed  
  • when immediate situational support is required  
  • whenever a child or youth requires support or you’re unsure how to help
Crisis workers will:  
  • follow up within one hour of initial referral or next day in cases of afterhours referrals  
  • conduct risk assessment and formulate safety plans during initial phone contact  
  • support determination of continued level of risk for the child or youth, assist with coping plans and connection to appropriate resources  
  • provide up to 6 sessions of brief therapy (based in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) as deemed appropriate by the Crisis Worker  
  • provide parents with positive parenting support (Triple P)  
  • provide information about children’s mental health services, service navigation and linkages as required
Mental Health Crisis Line operates out of Canadian Mental Health Association, Simcoe County Branch and provides telephone crisis intervention 24 hours a day. Crisis Line provides the link to the Youth Crisis Response Worker.
Hours Office: Mon-Fri 9 am-9 pm, Sat, Sun 9 am-5 pm, no service on Statutory holidays  
Mental Health Crisis Line: Mon-Sun 24 hours
Areas Served Simcoe County - except in Bradford area * service in this area is provided by York Support Services Network by calling 310 - Cope (2673), no area code required
Eligibility Ages: 18 year(s) and under 
  • Child or Youth under the age of 18 experiencing a social emotional or behavioural crisis 
  • family members and concerned adults struggling to respond to the needs of a youth in their care 
  • community partners with concerns for a child or youth’s mental health
  • Mon-Fri 9am-9pm, Sat, Sun 9am-5pm: call 1-844-417-1945; afterhours leave a message – call will be prioritized next business day 
  • For immediate support after hours: call CMHA Crisis Line 24 hours a day 705-725-5044 or 1-888-893-8333
Languages English
Fees None
Agency and Service Names
Former Name Mobile Crisis Response Services for Children and Youth. Simcoe County ; Youth Crisis Response Services Simcoe County
Agency Information
Parent Agency Name Kinark Child and Family Services
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 2003
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Health and Long Term Care
Taxonomy and Classification
Service Categories General Crisis Intervention Hotlines ~ Families ; In Person Crisis Intervention ~ Families ; Mental Health Crisis Lines ~ Children ; Mental Health Crisis Lines ~ Youth ; Suicide Prevention Hotlines ~ Youth