Supports for those in Nipissing living with mental health and addiction challenges are getting a funding boost from the province.

MPP Vic Fedeli announced an added $465,000 in funding today.

Investments in Nipissing include:

North Bay Regional Health Centre
– $170,860 for Opioids Addictions Treatment and Services

Nipissing Mental Health Housing Support Services
– $120,000 for Mental Health and Justice – Mobile Crisis Teams

People for Equal Partnership
– $102,500 for Peer support services

North Bay Recovery Home
– $52,000 for Community Addictions Services

Canadian Mental Health Association, Nipissing Branch-
– $ 13,704 for Funding Increase for the Rent Supplement Supportive Housing Program

Nipissing Mental Health Housing and Support Services-
– $5,903 for Funding Increase for the Rent Supplement Supportive Housing Program

“Our government is keeping our promise to make mental health and addictions a priority,” said Fedeli. “This additional funding will go directly towards services for patients and families and help reduce wait times, enhance opioids and addictions services, create additional housing, build capacity in child and youth mental health, support our men and women in uniform and add services for seniors, Francophones and Ontario’s Indigenous people.”

“These investments are part of our government’s commitment to invest $3.8 billion over the next 10 years to develop and implement a comprehensive and connected mental health and addictions strategy,” Fedeli added. “Together, we will create a connected system of care with comprehensive wrap-around services to ensure that every Ontarian is fully supported in their journey toward mental wellness.”


(File photo by station staff)