Crisis Response Coordination Program

Crisis Response Coordination


The Crisis Response Coordination program supports individuals who are age 18 and older, who have a dual diagnosis, living in Simcoe County, who are experiencing a situational or psychosocial crisis.   This program works in partnership with the Central East Region Network of Specialized Care.  


Dual Diagnosis is defined as a co-existing developmental disability and mental health needs and/or challenging behaviours



The goal of the program is to:

  • Provide urgent support to stabilize a person or situation
  • To avoid the need for more intensive intervention
  • To link individuals with appropriate services for ongoing assistance
  • to utilize partnerships in Simcoe County to access services and support for individuals 

The Crisis Response Coordination is not a 24-hour crisis service, but rather is a coordination service for individuals experiencing situational crises, who may need short-term support for up to 30 days.



Individuals needing crisis response service will be contacted within two days of a request for service.  Services may include:


  • short-term assistance (up to 4 months)
  • clinical assessment
  • medical review
  • behavioural consultation
  • in-home supports
  • short-stay out-of-home placement
  • short-term case management  

Dual Diagnosis Intensive Case Management

Individuals age 16 and over, with dual diagnosis who are involved with the justice system may receive up to 4 months intensive case management to assist them to navigate the legal services.



Requests for service can be made directly to the Crisis Response Coordinator at (705) 733-3227 ext 2334, or through the Program Assistant at ext. 2232.

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