HAMILTON POLICE SERVICE PARTNERS WITH WOUNDED WARRIORS CANADA
HAMILTON, ON – The Hamilton Police Service is proud to announce the signing of a new partnership agreement with Wounded Warriors Canada (WWC), a national mental health charity that provides mental health programs to support Veterans, First Responders and their families. Under the agreement, Hamilton Police Service will share resources and identify or refer their members in need of mental health support to the programs offered by Wounded Warriors Canada.
“As first responders, we regularly experience close calls and a first-hand view of human suffering. These experiences can take their toll on our members’ mental health,” says Chief Eric Girt, Hamilton Police Service. “A partnership with an innovative organization like Wounded Warriors Canada means access to mental health services for our members when they need it the most.”
First Responders are highly trained and skilled professionals who, due to the nature of their work, often face challenging situations that test their physical or mental health and safety. Wounded Warriors Canada’s innovative approach to mental health combines clinical best practices and evidence-informed care to create an environment of compassion, hope and resiliency for participants.
“This partnership recognizes that no single organization can do it all when it comes to mental health support,” says Scott Maxwell, Executive Director of Wounded Warriors Canada. “When a First Responder is struggling, what matters is that the member and their family knows that we are in this together – working to ensure they receive the help they so rightly deserve. We look forward to working with Hamilton Police Service in the months and years ahead.”