COAST Niagara - Crisis Outreach and Support Team
|Record #: NIA0709||Last Modified: 20 Sep 2016||Last Full Update: 29 Feb 2016|
|Description & Services|
|Description (Service)||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.
|Hours||Crisis Line Mon-Sun 24 hours * Mobile Team Mon-Sat 12 noon-12 midnight, Sun 12 noon-8 pm|
|Areas Served||Niagara Region|
|Eligibility||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.|
|Application||No application required|
|Crisis Phone||Toll free 1-866-550-5205|
|Primary Contact||Dee Tyler, Manager|
|Located In Community||Niagara Region|
|Mailing Address||c/o Distress Centre Niagara
PO Box 25014
St Catharines, ON L2T 4C4
|Legal Status||(50) Non Profit|
|Funding||Provincial - Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, Local Health Integrated Network (LHIN)|