Haliburton Highlands Health Services feels good about our chances of getting a youth hub. H.H.H.S.  President and C.E.O. Carolyn Plummer says the $2.1 billion being committed by the province from the budget towards mental health is fantastic news. The organization applied for a grant from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care to fund a youth hub. She says there is something specific in that funding that excites health services.

Plummer adds many letters of support from residents and service organizations in the community were included in the grant application. One of those organizations is the Point in Time Centre for Youth, Children, and Parents. Point in Time held four public forums and Executive Director Marg Cox said in February that the common theme is that our youth feel isolated and need a place to hang out.

Plummer adds health services is committed to giving the community a hub, where it receives the grant or not.

Plummer isn’t sure when she will hear back from the province on the status of the grant application.

Local youth organization says the county needs a youth hub