What is SafeBeds?
SafeBeds offers an alternative to hospitalization for individuals with a mental illness experiencing a crisis and unable to stay in their current living situation. SafeBeds is a voluntary, non-medical facility providing services 24/7.
This short term residential program offers crisis support, counselling, coping strategies, safety planning and recovery planning. Individuals staying with us are provided basic living needs including means, clothing and personal care items during their stay. Mental health counsellors are there to offer support, advocacy, referrals and linkages to community based services.
The average stay at SafeBeds is 3 to 5 days. To access this program, individuals must be 16 years or older and in a self-identified crisis. They must be agreeable to the facility and program rules and to working on recovery focused goals. They must present no health or safety risks to themselves or others.
How can I learn more about SafeBeds?
Individuals interested in a referral to the Safe Beds program can contact the Mental Health and Addictions Access Line at 1-866-550-5205, extension 2. All referring sources must complete a referral form.
SafeBeds is fully accessible and offers private rooms for each individual checking in. Two separate wings provide men’s and women’s lounge areas and dining rooms. Here are some pictures of our SafeBeds facility.