Kinark Child and Family Services

Site: Simcoe County Region - Barrie Office

Service: Youth Crisis Response Services Simcoe County

Contact Information
Toll Free Phone 1-888-893-8333 available 24/7
Crisis Phone Mental Health Crisis Line 705-728-5044
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Primary Contact Stephen Hendriks, Supervisor Crisis and Family Services; Phone: 705-726-8861 ext 6219; Email:
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 experiencing crisis situation not imminently life threatening but who would benefit from immediate supportive response * responds to calls from involved youth, parents and community members who are concerned about youth who present as overly sad, worried, suicidal, aggressive, threatening/out of control behaviour, or who may have worries about disturbing or unusual behaviours

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

Crisis worker:
* provides telephone response within one hour of receiving the call from referral source, assists parents and youth over the telephone to address concerning behaviour safely and supports the development of plans intended to stabilize the situation

* conducts risk assessments and safety planning involving the child or youth, in the client's home if the situation is safe, or in an office, to assist with determining the level of risk (for self-harm or harm to others) for the child or youth

* assists with development of safety plans and coping plans and provides information and supportive counselling * referrals to resources in the community will be supported

* provides follow-up with the agreement of the youth and family * appointments are provided to the youth and family as needed following the first contact

* provides further support to ensure continued de-escalation of the crisis occurs

Youth Crisis Response Services for Children and Youth is an initiative of the Ontario Government
Hours Office: Mon-Fri 9 am-7 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 portion of County which is in 519 area code or 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 
Youth before their 18th birthday * and their families who are dealing with the crisis
Application Call Crisis Line 705-728-5044 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
Agency Information
Parent Agency Name Kinark Child and Family Services
Legal Status (51) Registered Charity
Established 2003
Funding Provincial - Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services
Taxonomy and Classification
Service Categories General Crisis Intervention Hotlines ~ Families ; In Person Crisis Intervention ~ Families ; Suicide Prevention Hotlines ~ Youth