Furthering Our Community by Uniting Services (F.O.C.U.S.) - Downtown East
F.O.C.U.S.- Downtown East is part of an innovative community safety and well-being initiative led by the City of Toronto, United Way Toronto, and Toronto Police Services. Formed in 2016, F.O.C.U.S. - Downtown East is comprised of participating members from various agencies and service areas in the downtown east area of Toronto. On a weekly basis, the group comes together at a service resolution table to identify Acutely Elevated Risk (AER) situations involving individuals and/or families that require immediate connection to services. The group pools together its knowledge and resources in order to effectively identify the right level of care that an individual in crisis may need. Then a lead agency is chosen and tasked with connecting that individual to immediate supports.
How We're Involved
Diane Versace is Cota’s Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) team and FOCUS (Mid-East Toronto Health Link Integrated Service Coordination Team) Manager. She participates in F.O.C.U.S.- Downtown East resolution table weekly.