Safe Bed Program


The Safe Bed Program offers short-term housing (max 30 days) and support services to individuals 18 years of age and older in a mental health and/or addiction crisis. The core services are being delivered in a safe, supportive environment to allow for psychological stabilization and management of the mental health symptoms / crisis situation.


Upon admission, individuals receive stabilization supports including :

  • Involvement of Crisis Support and Counselling Services and how they will  help clients
  • Information on referrals to ongoing treatment, rehabilitation, and support resources
  • Assistance with daily living skills as needed (e.g., cooking, housekeeping, hygiene, budget, etc.)
  • Individuals admitted are provided with meals and personal hygiene products, and have access to a shower, telephone, TV, bedroom furniture, bedding and towels.


  • 18 years of age or older
  • Voluntary and agreeable to service guidelines
  • Low risk of harming themselves or others
  • Experiencing a mental health/addictions crisis
  • Involvement with police and/or Mobile

Crisis Team (MCRRT)

  • Physical health can be managed by non-medical staff


The Kapuskasing Safe Bed Program is operated by the HKS Counselling Services in partnership with the Sensenbrenner Hospital where the Safe Bed is located.