New 'one-stop shop' for youth services to open in Abbotsford

A new centre that aims to provide a “one-stop shop” of supports for youth and their families willopen in Abbotsford later this year.

Foundry Abbotsford, which will be hosted by Abbotsford Community Services and involve a range of service providers, is one of five new centres opening in cities around the province this year. TheFoundry centres are based on a prototype previously launched in Vancouver. A location has not yet been determined.

The centres will offer “wrap-around” services, said Steve Mathias Foundry BC executive director, who has been involved in the running of the Vancouver site. “It's been done in other countries, and we're the first province in Canada to do this.”

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