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Wednesday March 23rd, 2016

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A new Transitional Stability Centre is set to open in Downtown Windsor.

The new centre will provide day services and support for males and females 18 to 65 years of age who are experiencing acute mental health and/or substance use episodes.

“The TSC is really the ultimate example of solid partnerships and recognizing a need for new ways of addressing mental health and addictions issues in our community. We know that hospital emergency rooms are not the best or most cost-effective intervention for those individuals experiencing a non life threatening mental health or substance abuse episode. The goal is to stabilize and assist individuals so that they can ultimately function independently in our community,” said Bill Marra, Vice President of External Affairs, Innovation and Philanthropy at Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare.

When fully operational, the TSC will offer a residential program with the goal of phasing in a 25 to 50 bed program in addition to the day treatment program. The bedded service, which is in the final stages of planning, will be phased in after gauging initial community and client response and need.

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