Mental Health and Addictions Crisis Hub
Creating the First Mental Health and Addictions Crisis Hub in York Region
CMHA-YRSS and our health and social service partners have announced plans to establish a mental health and addiction crisis hub for our community. The first of its kind in York Region, this hub will fill a critical gap by introducing specialized care for people in crisis, making it easier to access and be directly connected to ongoing services.
Advancing our shared vision of mental health for all, the York Region Mental Health and Addictions Crisis Hub (MHA Crisis Hub) will serve as a 24/7 resource for people 12 years or older experiencing a mental health or addictions crisis. Providing an alternative option to hospital emergency departments, patients and their families will have access to crisis, stabilization and withdrawal beds, as well as coordinated access to ongoing community-based care.
In December 2020, the Ontario government announced an investment of up to $200,000 to support the planning and development of the MHA Crisis Hub to improve access to mental health and addictions services in the region and better connect patients to community mental health and addictions supports.
“The York Region Mental Health and Addictions Crisis Hub will make a significant difference for our community in York Region by targeting specific gaps in mental health and addictions services,” said Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health for Ontario and MPP for Newmarket-Aurora. “Supporting innovative projects like this is part of the government’s plan to build a comprehensive and connected mental health and addictions system that offers Ontarians better access to high quality care, when and where they need it.”
MHA Crisis Hub Updates
CMHA-YRSS and community leaders on the Site Selection Advisory Committee are working with a leading commercial real estate firm to identify the best location for the MHA Crisis Hub in York Region. Once the site is confirmed, more development information and timelines will be announced.