On Dec. 13, 2021, Township of Langley council voted to contribute $250,000 to the Foundry Langley campaign, matching every dollar of community contributions towards building the new service centre for youth.
Foundry is a support centre for youths aged 12 to 24 to access support and services for mental health and primary and sexual health care.
It’s meant to bridge gaps in the treatment of physical and mental health services to young people who aren’t well served by our existing, traditional systems.
Once it’s open, Foundry will provide counselling for physical and mental wellness and substance abuse, Indigenous health services, sexual health and life skills training, career counselling and art classes.
A 2020 survey found close to half of those aged 12 to 24 in the Fraser Health region said they needed mental health services, but didn’t seek them out because they didn’t know where to go.
Langley’s Encompass Support Services Society will run the Foundry centre, a 7,600 square foot facility on Eastleigh Crescent in Langley City.
The fundraising campaign launched in October, and to date it's raised 60% of it's $2.1 million goal.
To make a donation and have your gift matched, visit FoundryLangley.ca/donate.