Province expanding Family Intervention Rapid Support Team

$1.1 million is being invested over the next three years to help families in a crisis.

The Government of Saskatchewan announced the expansion of the Family Intervention Rapid Support Team (FIRST) program in the province.

The expansion of the FIRST program will see support offered to families living in the Moose Jaw, Estevan, Weyburn, Carlyle and Nipawin areas.

The outreach program delivered by Envision Counselling and Support Centre Inc., the Moose Jaw Transition House and the North East Outreach and Support Services Inc. will have trained outreach workers in place to build relationships with families in the community and intervene early to provide collaborative and timely services to support families in crisis.

The FIRST program first launched in the fall of 2021 in Kindersley through the West Central Crisis and Family Support Centre Inc.

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