Submitted. Fraser House Society in Mission has received $45,347 in funding from B.C.’s Community Action Initiative, which supports projects responding to mental health and substance use problems throughout the Province.
New grants totalling $1.3 million have been awarded to 13 groups across B.C. to help community workers better serve the needs of children, adults and families experiencing, or at risk of experiencing, mental health or substance use challenges.
“Over $45,000 in Community Action Initiative funds for the Fraser House Society will assist them in helping children, adults, and families who are at risk of or experiencing mental health or substance abuse challenges. The Fraser House Society does excellent work in Mission and I am very pleased that they have received this well-deserved funding.” – Maple Ridge-Mission MLA Marc Dalton
Why this matters:
· Prevention, early identification, and intervention for mental health and substance use problems can have a positive long-term impact for families facing these issues.
· These grants will help service providers in the complex field of mental health continue to make a difference in the lives of those who need help.
· The Community Action Initiative supports local community efforts to promote mental health and prevent substance use problems, and to address the needs of children, youth, adults, and families that are affected by or at risk of mental health and/or substance use problems.
· The Community Action Initiative was established through a $10-million grant from the Province of British Columbia in June 2008.
· To date, 145 grants totalling $5.4 million have been delivered to 61 communities.