New initiative will fill the gap between police, emergency response and hospital

June 19, 2019 — The June 17 meeting of the Florence City Council was lightly attended with an agenda that focused on staff and committee reports. One of the more meaningful subjects brought to the attention of councilors was a report on a new mental health initiative for the area that would be funded by Oregon Health Authority (OHA).

The presentation was given by Florence Police Chief Tom Turner at the invitation of Florence City Manager Erin Reynolds. Turner was asked to provide an update on the Western Lane Mental Health Crisis Report and a resulting program that Lane County has initiated to address some of the troubling data found in the study.


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