April 1, 2019
On Friday March 29th the Ontario Government followed through on their previous commitment to better their services around SIS/OPS sites and approved the applications of 15 Consumption Treatment Services (CTS) in Community Health Centre’s across the Province.
Under the new guidelines 6 of Toronto’s 8 existing SIS/OPS sites were approved. In the downtown east where Cabbagetown South resides. 4 of the 5 previous sites are still in operation. 3 under the new CTS model are still open and Toronto Public Heath “The Works” is open and under review.
Cabbagetown South Resident’s Association in Ward 13 stands behind and supports the New Consumption Treatment Services “CTS” sites which provide treatment and services modelled to save lives by preventing overdoses and connecting people with primary care, rehabilitation and social services to get the help they desperately needed.
There is no doubt we are in the middle of a crisis. That is why it is imperative that the 3 CTS sites in Ward 13 (as mentioned below) have the funds to survive. Funding the proper models ensures people suffering from mental health issues and drug addiction, have a chance at successfully managing their addictions. The goal is to get them off the streets and into affordable housing.
As a Community Association, and as concerned residents, we are deeply committed to supporting the 3 newly approved CTS sites in our community that offer full wrap around services to ensure people suffering from mental health and drug addiction get the full service they desperately need.
Cabbagetown South Resident’s Association