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Organization: COAST Niagara - Crisis Outreach and Support Team  
Crisis: Toll free 1-866-550-5205
c/o Distress Centre Niagara
Pen Centre
Glendale Ave, PO Box 25014
St Catharines, ON
L2T 4C4
Hours: Crisis Line Mon-Sun 24 hours * Mobile Team Mon-Sat 12 noon-12 midnight, Sun 12 noon-8 pm
Contacts: Dee Tyler - Manager
Service Description: Provides services to people in the Niagara Region who are in crisis and have a mental health concern. The program is a partnership between Distress Centre Niagara, Canadian Mental Health Association Niagara, Niagara Health System, Niagara Regional Police Services.

Mental Health Professionals work as a team in partnership with police officers who are specially trained in mental health.

Information is collected over the phone by a qualified health professional. If needed, the outreach mobile team will assess the person experiencing the mental health crisis in their community.

Ongoing telephone support and/or referral to appropriate follow-up services may be recommended to prevent further crisis.

COAST is not a rapid-response service. For life threatening emergencies - CALL 911.

Fees: None
Application: No application required
Eligibility - Population(s) Served: Adults, Seniors* COAST has a Behavioural Supports Ontario (BSO) team that assists older people with cognitive impairments due to mental health problems, addictions, dementia or other neurological conditions who are in crisis.
Languages: English
Area(s) Served: Niagara
See Also: Crisis Intervention

This information was last completely updated on February 29, 2016

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