On July 19, Minister of Mental Health and Addictions Sheila Malcolmson was on site to officially open the doors of Foundry Langley in a celebration with Foundry partners, including Encompass Support Services Society, local governments and youth peer support workers.
Foundry Langley provides young people between the ages of 12 and 24, along with their families, free and confidential age-friendly and supportive health, wellness, and substance use services to fit their unique needs.
In October of 2021, Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation launched a $2.1 million fundraising campaign to renovate and establish the centre. Thanks to support from many generous donors and community champions we're over 90 per cent to our fundraising goal.
The Province is providing annual funding toward operations and services at Foundry Langley, and also provided one-time funding of $800,000 toward the establishment of the centre.
Thanks to you, Langley’s young people and their families have a safe, confidential place to go to for counselling, medical assistance and peer support –everything they need to respond to concerns around mental wellness, substance use or physical health.
Opening these doors opens the potential for new promise.
Every young person who walks in, is one less person who will make a rash, harmful decision in times of great stress … and one more youth who sees a way out of depression, illness, or substance abuse.
Because of our community of committed donors and supporters young people who felt isolated, unseen and unheard during the pandemic lockdowns and beyond now have a place to go for help; a space of safety, trust and healing for our young people.
To learn more about our donors, visit FoundryLangley.ca/stories.