With the backbone operations housed at Providence Health, Foundry is an incredible network of sites and community organizations across British Columbia.
Foundry offers young people ages 12-24 health and wellness resources, services and supports – online and through integrated service centres. Seven Foundry centres are operating across the Province as of June 2019. Three more are in the process of opening.
Because every door should be the right door. In our research, when listening to what youth had to say we uncovered that there hasn’t been enough age appropriate care and support in place. They were too old for some of pediatric level supports and too young for adult services, at the same time at a developmental stage making them exceptionally vulnerable.
The Conconi Challenge campaign was unique and first of that type for all of us involved. Over three week period we simultaneously fundraised in 6 different regions across the Province. The result was $740K raised across BC and $1.24M of total funding for Foundry! We really must thank the St. Paul’s Foundation and extraordinary community partners in North Vancouver, Abbotsford, Kelowna, Campbell River and Prince George! Without their buy in, trust, hard work and commitment we would not have pulled this off!