Press release

Foundry Richmond opens its doors to young people

Young people in Richmond will have access to more mental-health and substance-use services with the opening of the Foundry centre’s permanent location.

Young people have been dealing with immense pressures and health challenges made worse by the COVID-19 pandemic, the toxic drug crisis and climate emergencies. Foundry Richmond is a beacon for young people where they can get the help they need, when they need it, right in their own community.

Foundry Richmond provides young people 12-24 and their families free and confidential age-friendly services to fit their unique needs, such as mental-health and substance-use counselling, medical services, peer support and social services.

“Young people have been dealing with immense pressures and health challenges made worse by the COVID-19 pandemic, the toxic drug crisis and climate emergencies,” said Sheila Malcolmson, Minister of Mental Health and Addictions. “Foundry Richmond is a beacon for young people where they can get the help they need, when they need it, right in their own community.”

Foundry Richmond is operated by Vancouver Coast Health, and after providing limited services at a temporary location, the centre is fully operational at 101-5811 Cooney Rd. The Province is providing $700,000 in annual funding for operations and services at Foundry Richmond.

Read the full news release on B.C. Government News.

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