Thursday, July 29, 2010

Support Services

In a time of crisis do you know who you can turn to for help?

Michelle Kinney, the Deputy Minister of Health and Social Development, says there are many services available in each of the communities.

She says the first stop for residents should be their local Crisis Response Team (CRT).

The CRTs are made up of various community representatives such as the RCMP, Child, Youth and Family Services and the Inuit Community Governments.

Kinney says that in Nain, the CRT has been very busy the past while.

In response to this, various organizations have sent up additional staff.

Nunatsiavut’s Department of Health has sent in two additional mental health workers to give support in the community.

Child, Youth and Family Services have also sent in two additional social workers.

Kinney says that she and the Minister of Health will be traveling to Nain tomorrow to meet with the local CRT.

She says they will be there to provide support.

They will also work together to create suggestions on how the CRT can work with the Nunatsiavut Government to more effectively deliver services in the communities.

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