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Manitoba Government Has Put in Money to Help Fight Addiction in Manitoba

The Manitoba government is investing a large sum of money, approximately equal to more than $625,000. This money is to be used for the sake of creating an amazing, outreach mental health and wellness system for people facing struggles.

The Manitoba government is investing a large sum of money, approximately equal to more than $625,000. This money is to be used for the sake of creating an amazing, outreach mental health and wellness system for people facing struggles. 

There will be a house operating for the sake of residing men that are experiencing the negatives and the harms related to substance use, mental health difficulties, and homelessness. This residence will act as an emergency centre for cases that are similar to the ones mentioned earlier. 

The Premier of ManitobaHeather Stefanson, and Sarah Guillemard, the Minister of Community Wellness and Mental Health, mentioned in an announcement, “Mental health and addictions issues and demands for services are an ongoing challenge throughout Manitoba and Canada. The COVID-19 pandemic has increased system pressures, and the need for mental health and addictions services has grown significantly. These harm-reduction initiatives are focused on addressing those needs and helping make our communities safe.”

Minister Sarah Guillemard also added that the money would be divided into different uses. $215,000 will go towards the “Outreach and Supportive Intervention for People Who Use Substances (OASIS) Mobile Outreach Project” moreover, $210,000 will go to the “ Take-Home Naloxone Kit Program,” which is a project that provides a temporarily reversed effect of overdoses and opioid toxicity. The rest of the money, which makes up $200,000, will go towards a new project called the pilot project that allows individuals at risk of overdoses and opioid toxicity to receive Narcan kits, which are medical kits used to treat these cases. 

“This pilot project builds on what we have heard from advocacy groups and community organizations calling for increased access to Narcan. With this initiative, we are focused on crucial supports to restore health and prevent tragedies,” said Minister Sarah Guillemard. 


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– Halla Alhamed, U Multicultural

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