L-R: Mark Ziegler, Director, Sooke Shelter Society; Sherry Thompson, Executive Director, Sooke Shelter Society; Dr. Roy Brown, Director, Sooke and Juan de Fuca Health Foundation; Dr. Chris Bryant, Co-Chair, Sooke and Juan de Fuca Health Foundation.
Local Health Foundation Provides Mental Health Grant
January 31, 2022
The Sooke and Juan de Fuca Health Foundation is pleased to announce the granting of five-thousand dollars from the Mary Brown Memorial Fund to Sooke Shelter Society to help in the provision of mental health services to Sooke’s homeless population.
Mary Brown lived for many years in Shirley, BC. She was a Social Worker and Psychiatric Social Worker and spent her career supporting individuals with disabilities and mental health challenges in Canada, UK, and Australia. For nearly 20 years through the Holy Trinity Anglican Church, she supported the church’s Vital Vittles lunch program. Mary also became well known in Sooke and Shirley for her early music harpsichord concerts including her historical commentaries regarding the music she played.
“The Sooke and Juan de Fuca Health Foundation grant will make a remarkable difference in the health and wellbeing of our most vulnerable community. We are so grateful and thankful for the Sooke & Juan de Fuca Health Foundation’s support and encouragement,” says Sherry Thompson, Sooke Shelter Society’s Executive Director.
Dr. Roy Brown, Chair, of the Foundation’s Grant Committee commented, “The Foundation is contributing to health programs in our area because people in our region and beyond are contributing to the Foundation".