New Foundry centres improve access to vital services for youth
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Media Contacts

Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions

Communications
250 883-2941

Rebecca Sharma

Foundry
Communications
rsharma@foundrybc.ca
604 707-0126

Backgrounders

Facts about Foundry in B.C.
  • In 2019, 9,770 young people accessed services at Foundry centres around B.C., with more than 35,000 visits recorded in total.
  • More than 42% of young people accessing services at Foundry centre were referred by a friend or family member.
  • According to Foundry’s 2019 Youth Experience Survey:
    • 92% of young people accessing services either strongly agreed or agreed that they got help for the things they wanted to get help with;
    • 96% of young people accessing services either strongly agreed or agreed that they would describe Foundry as a “youth friendly” place;
    • 96% of young people accessing services either strongly agreed or agreed that if a friend needed this sort of help, they would suggest Foundry; and
    • 91% of young people accessing services either strongly agreed or agreed that they felt more able and prepared to manage their current situation or health condition because of their contact with Foundry.

Media Contacts

Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions

Communications
250 883-2941

Foundry

Rebecca Sharma
Communications
rsharma@foundrybc.ca
604 707-0126