Penticton is the next community in B.C.’s interior to join the Foundry network, thanks to provincial funding, and donations and support from the community. This investment will provide young people ages 12-24 with integrated health and social services.
The centre, to be known as Foundry Penticton, will offer easy access to core services including primary care, mental health and, substance use services, sexual health, youth and family peer support and navigation, housing, supported employment, income assistance and education supports. Access to integrated services will help improve the health and social outcomes of young people aged 12 to 24 years in the community.
One Sky Community Resources (formerly, Penticton & District Community Resources Society) will be the local agency that develops the centre with youth, families, government and community organizations. The centre is anticipated to be operational and accepting clients by fall 2018.
Read the full news release here.