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Crisis Beds

Living room at the Gerstein Crisis Centre Bloor Street West location.
One of the bedrooms at Gerstein Crisis Centre.

Gerstein on Charles

10 crisis beds are available at Gerstein on Charles for short stays of 3-5 days. These beds are accessed through the crisis line at (416) 929-5200 following a mobile crisis visit.

Gerstein on Bloor

14 beds are available at Gerstein on Bloor and offer up to 30 day stays:

  • 9 are Mental Health and Justice Short Term Residential Crisis beds. These beds, which are accessed through the Central Bed Registry at (416) 248-4174, must be referred from a Mental Health and Justice referral source (PDF) and are part of a 34-bed network across Toronto.
  • 5 are for homeless women who are dealing with a mental health crisis. These beds can be accessed by self-referral by calling the 24-hour crisis line at (416) 929-5200. Service providers can make referrals to these beds by calling Gerstein on Bloor at (416) 604-2337 referral form (PDF).

In Partnership

10 beds for men who are homeless and are dealing with mental health crises are available for up to 30-day stays through our partnership with the Salvation Army Maxwell Meighen Centre Primary Support Unit. These beds are accessed directly through the Maxwell Meighen Centre at (416) 366-2733 ext. 276 referral form (PDF).

7 Substance Use Crisis Beds are available for individuals dealing with concurrent or serious substance use issues:

  • 6 Concurrent Crisis Beds are available for men through our partnership with the University Health Network at the Ossington Withdrawal Management Site
  • 1 bed for youth 16-24 is available through our Partnership with Eva’s Satellite.

These beds can be accessed by calling the 24-hour crisis line at (416) 929-5200 or from 9:00 am – 7:00 pm through our Substance Use Crisis Team at (416) 962-0220.