Crime Prevention Week Spotlight:
The LaSalle Police Service Mental Health Support Team
Serving Ontario, Protecting Communities enables police services to promote the benefits of a holistic community approach to addressing local crime and issues related to safety and well-being.
When police services and the communities they serve work together we all win.
Community engagement and partnership are crucial in delivering the best possible service to the residents we serve.
The LaSalle Police Service Mental Health Support Team is a collaboration between LPS and Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare to provide assistance to persons facing or experiencing a mental health crisis.
The team consists of Mental Health Support Officer, LaSalle Police Senior Constable Erena Pesin and Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare Crisis Social Worker, Stephanie Robinson.
Constable Pesin and Ms. Robinson work together to provide in-home assessment and support to individuals with mental health and/or addiction needs to persons 16 years of age or older who are residing in the town of LaSalle.
The MHST works collaboratively with individuals in developing a support plan linking them to community resources with the goals of reducing further police or hospital intervention.
MHST can be reached at- Phone: 519-250-5048, Fax: 519-250-4914, Email: MentalHealthSupportTeam@hdgh.org
To learn more about the various local mental health support teams and collaborations check out this link.