The Neighbourhood of Care (NOC) is a”first in the province” community hub for mental health and addiction services at Erie Shores Healthcare (ESHC), formerly know as Leamington District Memorial Hospital. The NOC was created after an extensive community engagement process (Community HOPE Project) and sought to address the need to increase local access to mental health in addiction services in the rural communities within ESCH’s catchment area.

Through collaboration with partners in the mental health, addictions, and the social services space. ESHC was able to launch 22 new programs in the community.