Grande Prairie Crime Prevention is teaming up with the Grande Prairie RCMP to help launch the Adult Intervention Program. Organizers say the program will offer wrap-around services, support and resources and to adults struggling to access services in the community.
Grande Prairie RCMP Constable Candice Hrdlicka says by getting someone the help they need when it comes to services, it could also help them in other aspects of their lives.
“To address whatever concerns they’re having in the hopes that they won’t be coming into contact with police or other emergency services as frequently. Whether it’s helping them get housing, employment, mental health or addiction services, whatever they’re needing to help them get their feet under them.”
Hrdlicka says it’s more than just pointing those looking for help in the right direction, it helps them take the first step to get the help they need.
“Then the coordinator will actively participate with the person in trying to get them the appropriate social agencies. Grande Prairie is full of really great social agencies but some individuals face some barriers making those appointments happen.”
Hrdlicka says the RCMP’s role in the program will be in helping to identify and referring individuals they believe would be good candidates for the program.