Barrett Centre for Crisis Support

Barrett Centre

The Barrett Centre is funded by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care to respond to the needs of individuals in our community who are experiencing a mental health crisis and who do not require a hospital stay.

Our goal is to provide a safe place in the community where individuals can receive help in resolving a personal crisis. At the Barrett Centre, we strive to enhance the quality of life for all those who seek our assistance and support.

Crisis workers have a broad range of experience in the fields of health, mental health, addictions, recovery, crisis counselling and harm reduction.
A variety of services to support and resolve crises are available at the Barrett Centre. Crisis workers may partner with other programs to help individuals access the resources they need to overcome problem situations.

Information Support & Referral

Access to our program is available 24 hours, 365 days of the year through our telephone service. Callers are assisted and supported in developing effective solutions. Support services are available by arranging to come to the centre to talk, discuss needs and develop options.

Crisis Residential Services

The Barrett Centre has private and semi-private bedrooms for guests who need short-term stays (usually 3-5 days) for crisis support. Those who stay at our centre have access to the services of skilled crisis workers who are available and accessible around the clock. The Centre provides a safe atmosphere where guests can lock their rooms.

Our services are grounded in a recovery model. All services are confidential and are supplied without cost. When guests stay at our facility, staff aid them through their immediate crisis and assist with safe return to the community. This may include helping to link clients to appropriate housing, food, skills, or other needed resources.

Community Links

The Barrett Centre works in partnership with others in the community. We will provide help with referrals to other community resources as needed and appropriate.


Referrals to Barrett Centre for
Crisis Support may be made by:

  • Persons in crisis
  • Agencies
  • Family or friends
  • Shelters
  • Hospitals
  • Other crisis services