The Red Book of Hamilton

Crisis Outreach and Support Team

COAST for Seniors

Deb McGrath, Manager
Areas Served Hamilton (City of)
HoursCrisis line: Mon-Sun 24 hours * Administration: Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm * Mobile Service: 8 am-1 am
LanguageEnglish; Interpretive Services
AccessibilityNot Applicable - Initial engagement is phone-based; service is provided at clients home or in a community setting of client's choice
Agency Type Non Profit

Assists individuals who have serious mental health issues and who are in crisis. Supports caregivers in the management of acute mental health concerns and crisis.

Intake can be initiated by seniors directly or through their family members and caregivers. Referrals are accepted from community agencies and professionals. Separate COAST teams serve adults and children/youth.


Seniors experiencing a mental health crisis


Call the crisis line to self-refer, 24 hours a day seven days a week. Agencies can refer by obtaining crisis alert forms to submit by fax (acquire from office, keep on hand) or calling the business line. Anyone experiencing a mental health crisis can call 911.