Wendat Community Programs provides high quality care, treatment and rehabilitation services to both frail elderly and to persons experiencing a mental illness who are living in the North Simcoe-Muskoka area.
Our donation will support Wendat’s Crisis Management and Response Team (CMART). CMART is comprised of a Mental Health Crisis Worker and an OPP officer who respond to referrals from the community for individuals who are experiencing a mental health crisis. A comprehensive mental health assessment is conducted and linkages to appropriate community resources are initiated.
The outcomes of this project are 1. a reduction in OPP apprehensions of clients with mental illness through early crisis intervention and redirection to appropriate community supports and 2. a reduction in the number of emergency room visits for non-acute mental health crisis.
Our $20,000 donation was presented to Wendat staff on November 1st, 2019.