A $20K boost to South Simcoe Police Service’s Crisis Outreach and Support Team

Funds come from the Innisfil Community Foundation

News release – from South Simcoe Police

Innisfil Community Foundation is thrilled to grant $20,000 to the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) to support the South Simcoe Police Service’s Crisis Outreach and Support Team (COAST). The COAST team is made up of a COAST police officer and a CMHA crisis worker who respond to crisis calls in the community. Working together to de-escalate situations and provide critical mental health support, this program is essential to help persons in crisis navigate support systems in our community. The grant from Innisfil Community Foundation will put CMHA crisis staff on the road with a COAST officer for an additional day every week, ensuring people in crisis receive assistance when they need it most.

The cheque presentation took place Thursday at the South Simcoe Police Service North Division in Innisfil

Banner image- provided: Pictured L-R:

Sergeant Steve Black, Lynn Lavigne Canadian Mental Health Association Simcoe County Crisis Services, Anne Kell, President and Secretary, Innisfil Community Foundation, Chief Andrew Fletcher, Pastor Howard Courtney, Vice-Chair Innisfil Community Foundation, Anne Smith, Treasurer, Innisfil Community Foundation, and Constable Mike Kayser.

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