Province announces $450,000 for mental health support for Durham kids

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Four Durham organizations offering mental health resources and services to kids will be getting more than $450,000 from the provincial government.

“We know how important mental health is and that is why the Government is providing funding for critical mental health supports and services to help the children, youth and families of Durham Region,” said Whitby MPP Lorne Coe.

Kinark Children and Family Services Durham gets the largest share of the funding, $315,000. Another $100,000 will go to Frontenac Youth Services.

The Durham Family Court Clinic and Resources for Exceptional Children and Youth, Durham Region will each receive $20,000.

“Kids struggling with mental health challenges need help now more than ever. The resources announced today can make all the difference,” said Durham MPP Lindsey Park.

Cathy Paul, President and CEO of Kinark Child and Family Services says the investment will help them “reach kids in crisis sooner, provide more counselling and therapy, and support families and caregivers with children and youth with complex mental health challenges.”

The funding is part of the province’s Roadmap to Wellness, a $176-million investment to create a more connected mental health and addictions system.

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