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Community Mental Health Agencies

Community-based outpatient facilities that offer individual, group, conjoint and family counselling, therapy groups, medication and other mental health services for community residents, especially those who are indigent, who have acute or chronic psychiatric disorders or who may be experiencing difficulty resolving personal or interpersonal conflicts or making personal adjustments to stressful life situations such as separation, divorce, widowhood, loss of a child, poor health, unemployment, family violence, delinquency or substance abuse.

Community Based Residential Facilities

Facilities that provide a bridge between correctional institutions and the community for offenders, working on a system of gradual, supervised release. Programming for residents may include life skills, substance use disorder counselling, employment preparation and crisis counselling. Formerly known as halfway houses, CBRFs include facilities operated by the federal government, non-governmental agencies, hostels, private home placements (PHPs), Alternative Community Beds (ACBs), and supervised apartments.

Counselling services provided by registered social workers or registered psychotherapists. Mental health services are available for children, youths, and their families as well as for adults and people dealing with addictions. Includes one-on-one counselling, family counselling, and group workshops and support groups.

Mental Health support services and resources available during the COVID-19 pandemic

Barrett Centre for Crisis Support: 

  • Mon-Sun 24 hours.
  • Crisis line: 905-529-7878.
  • Women’s Services 905-523-6277.
  • Toll free hotline: 1-844-777-3571.


Centre for Addiction and Mental Health: