Vancouver, BC – Youth in Richmond can now easily access mental and public health services in their community as Foundry Richmond is now open in its new interim location at 8100 Granville Avenue. The Foundry Richmond location brings together same-day counselling services with existing mental health and substance use counselling services, sexual health, youth peer and family supports well as access to social services for youth ages 12 to 24, all in one convenient location.
Foundry is a province-wide network of integrated health and social services centres that brings together more than 140 government and non-profit partners to improve the wellness of British Columbia's young people. Foundry's goal is to provide safe, non-judgmental care, information and resources, and to work to reach young people earlier – before health challenges become problematic. By bringing health and social services together in one location, each Foundry centre is able to make it easier for young people to find the care, connection and support they need.
In 2018, the Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions announced funding to establish a Foundry centre in Richmond. In its future state, the health and social service for youth will join 18 other communities around the province in providing a single, approachable and convenient location for young people to access mental health care, substance use services, primary care, social services as well as youth and family peer supports.
Foundry Richmond has implemented necessary COVID-19 precautions, including physical distancing, enhanced cleaning and increased virtual services in order to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and ensure Foundry is safe for youth and their families to visit.
To book an appointment, please call 604-674-0550 Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information on access to services provided at Foundry Richmond, please visit foundrybc.ca/Richmond.