How many young people would avoid chronic illness, poverty, addiction, or involvement
with the justice system – and instead build healthy, fulfilling lives – if youth and families
were able to get the help they need, when they need it?
We have some good news.
CMHA Kelowna has reached a momentous milestone: Foundry Kelowna is open; providing Kelowna with a massive step forward in helping young people navigate one of the most misunderstood, stigmatized illnesses of our time.
Foundry Kelowna, operated by CMHA Kelowna, unites 25 different organizations and service providers who are are offering primary care, mental health, substance use, counselling and social services together in one place so young people aged 12-24 can gain easy access to the care, connection and support they need.
There is more work to do.
The Not Alone campaign, to raise $2 million in support of Foundry Kelowna, a fundraising collaboration between KGH Foundation and CMHA Kelowna, reached its goal. We are so proud of the way the community has come together to realize this vision for young people and their families. Because of you, Foundry Kelowna is here. But, we must continue to invest in youth in our community. We must continue to ensure we can meet the local need and fund future program innovation at Foundry Kelowna. We can do it – together.
On behalf of the team at CMHA Kelowna we thank you, and most importantly, this community’s youth and families thank you.
To learn more about Foundry Kelowna click here
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Thank you to everyone who shares this vision: