Following the provincial government’s announcement Monday that it will be committing an additional $174 million to its 10-year, $3.8 billion mental-health and addictions strategy, Perth Wellington MPP Randy Pettapiece announced an additional $2.1 million for local service providers Friday afternoon.
“Our government is keeping our promise to make mental health and addictions a priority,” Pettapiece said in a press release. “This additional funding will go directly towards services for patients and families. Locally, it will support child and youth mental health, enhance opioids and addictions services, and increase the rent supplement for supportive housing.”
Of that $2.1 million, the Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance will receive nearly $1.5 million – the biggest slice of the funding for Perth-Wellington – but no one from the organization was available to comment before end of day Friday.