Foundry youth centre seeks donors (Dr. Steve Mathias)
A one-stop shop for health and social services for youth is getting a one-time cash injection from a philanthropic foundation with the aim of seeing the project to completion.
Until May 31, the Robert L. Conconi Foundation in partnership with St. Paul’s Foundation is matching all donations up to $500,000 towards Foundry, a provincewide network of youth centres that will increase access for young people seeking mental health and a variety of other youth-focused services.
Dr. Steve Mathias, whose work with the Granville Youth Health Centre in Vancouver played a large role in influencing the one-stop shop approach to youth services, wants Foundry to help combat the tone of “no hope” by focusing on being youth-friendly and accessible.
Ben Bengston reports
Tiko Kerr, Vancouver Artist and patient of Dr. Julio Montaner