We are excited to announce Victoria has joined the Foundry network! Victoria will soon be home to a Foundry centre, providing young people with integrated health and social services including primary care, mental health services, substance use supports, social services and peer support.

Located at 818 Douglas Street, Foundry Victoria builds on the Victoria Youth Clinic’s long-standing history in providing health services to the region, and the Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island’s support of a new facility to support youth mental health (which began construction in June). As a Foundry centre, this facility will now be a one-stop shop, expanding the services currently offered by the Victoria Youth Clinic, NEED2 Suicide Prevention Education & Support, Island Health and other community partners to transform the way primary healthcare and mental health and substance use services are provided to the city’s youth.

The Victoria Youth Clinic team, which includes counseling support from the Ministry of Child and Family Development and Island Health’s Discovery Youth and Family Services, and NEED2 are now operating out of the new space. Island Health’s Early Psychosis Intervention teams will be moving in later this fall and further services and supports will be phased in as the centre develops to reflect the Foundry model.

Read the full news release here.