in Chatsworth, Grey Highlands, Southgate, West Grey
October 12, 2023
The Ontario government is providing funding to help support specialized care to people who are experiencing a mental health crisis. The funding is being delivered through the Mobile Crisis Response Team Enhancement Grant program and enables police to utilize trained crisis workers when responding to those in need.
"With this funding, our government is providing specialized support to local police services to assist people undergoing a mental health crisis," said MPP Byers. "This new resource will enable the police to work with trained crisis workers when helping the more vulnerable in our community."
In 2023-24, the Ontario government is allocating more than $4.5 million to 39 municipal and First Nations police services, as well as Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), to help strengthen Mobile Crisis Response Teams across the province.
“We’re supporting our police services by providing them with the resources they need to assist vulnerable people in crisis situations,” said Solicitor General Michael Kerzner. “Mobile Crisis Response Teams are best positioned to respond to people experiencing a mental health or addictions crisis and are an important part of how police in collaboration with this government are working hard to keep Ontarians safe.”
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