A fledgling CMHA rapid assessment and treatment program is getting additional funding to enhance its services. The CMHA Lambton Kent program is expanding after receiving an additional $219,000 from the Erie St. Clair Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) on Nov. 2.
The extra revenue will allow the third-year program to help 700 people annually, LHIN manager of mental health program planning Dawn Maziak told the Sarnia Observer. The program now consists of 16 staff members.
The program’s Rapid Assessment Intervention Team, comprised of social workers, therapists, nurses, psychiatrists and personal support workers, has made 319 annual in-home visits within 72 hours of a primary care provider’s referral, Maziak said.
For more information, please visit the CMHA Lambton Kent website.