CMHA’s 24.7 Crisis Support Peel Dufferin program received positive news coverage from CBC Toronto recently. After months of planning, a reporter with the news outlet rode-along with one of the crisis units and provided this online report and this television item (34:33 mark).
For the past three years this CMHA Peel Dufferin program has helped clients like Fulton, featured in the CBC pieces, get through mental health and addiction crises by offering a 24-hour counselling hotline and in-person house calls.
The mobile crisis units, which typically include a support worker and a specially-trained police officer, will go wherever the client feels comfortable, whether it be their home, a coffee shop or even a tent.
The crisis support program is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and can be reached by calling 905-278-9036 or 1-888-811-2222.