Support program funded

The provincial government is providing $850,000 to the Families Organized for Recognition and Care Equality Society.

The provincial government is providing $850,000 to the Families Organized for Recognition and Care Equality Society.

“With about one in eight young people in B.C. suffering from a mental-health challenge, this investment in the FORCE Society is helping families access valuable mental health supports, services and resources,” said Health Minister Terry Lake.

As part of its mandate to support families and children, the FORCE Society developed the Parent in Residence and Youth in Residence programs, in which parents and youth act as mentors and provide support based on their experience as a family with mental-health challenges.

They help families navigate the child and youth mental-health system and point them to the resources available.