How Dryden, Ont., is supporting people living with addictions and food insecurity – CBC

Oct 06, 2022

Rapid-access addictions medicine clinic, weekly community meal among new initiatives

As the City of Dryden continues to respond to homelessness and overdose crises across Canada, community members and agencies are coming together to offer new programs and services for the most vulnerable in the northwestern Ontario city.

Dryden is among northwestern Ontario communities that have seen a growing number of overdoses and mental health and addictions-related emergency department visits, according to data provided by the regional hospital.

But unlike larger urban centres, Dryden doesn’t have several key resources.

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