Local Health Foundation Provides Second Mental Health Grant
Following a similar grant to Sooke Shelter Society the Sooke and Juan de Fuca Health Foundation (SJDFHF) is pleased to announce a granting of five-thousand dollars from the Mary Brown Memorial Fund to Sooke Family Resource Society (SFRS) to help in the provision of mental health services.
Mary Brown lived for many years in Shirley, BC. She was a Social Worker and Psychiatric Social Worker and worked throughout her career to support people with disabilities and mental health challenges in Canada, UK, and Australia.
SFRS’ Executive Director, Nicky Logins says, “Our local community is challenged with increased mental health needs as a direct result of the pandemic. This generous grant will provide 100 hours of direct support to Sooke residents who have been waiting for counselling services for several months.”
Dr. Chris Bryant, SJDFHF’s Board Co-Chair, explained, “The creation of our public Health Foundation was done so with the very thought of providing health related grants to community focussed groups like the Sooke Family Resource Society. We are thrilled to be able to support their innovative approaches toward solving some of our community's most challenging and pressing needs. Our Health Foundation's donors rely on us to find the perfect local fit for their valuable contributions.”