Community Mental Health Programs Work

The Ontario Federation of Community Mental Health and Addiction Programs (OFCMHAP), represents 216 community based organizations in Ontario. OFCMHAP recognized that there is a distinct lack of understanding and awareness about the success and effectiveness of the services provided to vulnerable people in the province of Ontario. "This lack of awareness and understanding has resulted in a continued erosion of financial support to the core programs that make up the community addiction and mental health sectors." In January 2003, OFCMHAP released a report which shows that community-based mental health and addiction programs save lives and tax dollars. The report, called: Outcomes and Effectiveness, The Success of Community Mental Health and Addiction Programs is available in PDF format. For a press release on the report see the OFCMHAP website.

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