SCO launches Mobile Crisis Response Team

Feb. 23, 2022

Toronto Star

The Southern Chiefs’ Organization has launched its new Mobile Crisis Response Team, a project designed to support First Nations experiencing crises in their communities.

“This is a 24-hour support system … It’s 24-7 prevention, crisis response and continuation of care,” said Southern Chiefs’ Organization (SCO) Grand Chief Jerry Daniels. “We’ve got a very knowledgeable team with hundreds of years combined experience in the mental health field.”

The Mobile Crisis Response Team includes qualified staff who are trained in trauma-informed practices and can offer crisis response, intervention and care co-ordination services to ensure a care plan is in place when southern First Nations are in need. The 24-hour support team also includes elders and knowledge keepers to ensure cultural resources are available.