The new Foundry Langley, located at 20616 Eastleigh Crescent, downtown Langley, has been open for just three months, and yet the impact on youth, their families, and the staff of service providers has been tremendous so far.
Minister of Mental Health and Addictions Sheila Malcolmson officially opened the doors of Foundry Langley on July 19 in a celebration with Foundry partners, including Encompass Support Services Society, local governments, and youth peer support workers.
Since that time, close to 200 youth have accessed Foundry services, and we now anticipate that the number of youth visiting Foundry will exceed our campaign predictions of 1,000 in its first year.
Many of these are youth who would have no place else to turn.
This past September, through the generosity seen at the Township of Langley Mayor’s Gala, hosted by the Township of Langley Firefighters’ Charitable Society, we successfully closed our $2.1 million campaign.
Community response to this great need has been overwhelming. Within less than a year, your devotion of time and resources helped to build a space of safety, trust, and healing for our young people.
Plainly said, your investment and vision in Foundry Langley is already changing the trajectory of young lives.
Created just for you, our incredible donors and community leaders, please enjoy this video showcasing the centre and its provided services.
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Opening these doors opens the potential for new promise.
But our work is far from done and Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation continues to be invested in the future of Foundry Langley.
While Foundry focuses on early intervention in five key areas: mental health, substance use, peer counselling support, primary care (medical) and social services, by bringing these key services together in a single place, youth will find it easier to get the care, connection, and support they need.
More youth will show up, and more needs will be identified.
To maintain and build programs that respond to youth's needs, Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation has set up a new fund that will allow donors to make ongoing contributions. With this fund, Foundry will be able to respond to growing and changing needs of its young visitors.
The words “thank you” do not begin to express our deep appreciation, but even so, Manager of Foundry and Clinical Services with Encompass Support Services Society Kristin Coyne says it so beautifully at the end of the video:
“Thank you so much for making this vision a reality. For all the service providers that get to work out of this space, but most importantly, for all the youth and families that get to access support here, thank you so much for your generosity in helping build Foundry Langley. We couldn't do this without you.”
To learn more about Foundry Langley and continue your support, please visit FoundryLangley.ca