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The Province of Québec has been working to improve the quality of life for the most vulnerable residents in the province and is working to increase access to services such as the providence rehabilitative services program (PRS), according to the province’s CEO.
Providence Rehabilitation Services was launched in 2006 and is currently operated by a consortium of more than 200 organizations, including organizations that work in the community and those that serve seniors.
The program provides services to people who are at risk of developing mental illness, drug or alcohol dependence and other serious health issues.
The provincial government’s plan to open up the PRS to people living in the rural areas of the province, which have few hospitals, has proven to be successful, said Marie-Christine Filippi, the province chief executive.
“In fact, this year we saw more than 10,000 patients in the PRs service area,” she said.
“I am confident that we will see more people receiving services through this program in the coming years.”
Filippi said that the province is looking at other ways to expand access to the program, including the possibility of creating a provincial service network, which would be able to provide more services and provide the same quality of care as a private health care facility.
The province has a program that provides free psychosocial therapy, which is provided by a community service agency.
The program provides a variety of services for the homeless and the underprivileged, such as housing, food and clothing, and education and job training.
The province currently has approximately 12,000 people in the program.
More than a third of the people in PRS are women, and there are more than 20 percent who are in their 40s.
The province has set a goal to reduce the rate of mental illness in the country to less than 2 percent by 2020.
“We are committed to providing access to psychosocially assisted services to all people in our communities,” Filippis said.