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October 22, 2017 2:53 am

Grant to Benefit Crisis Centre

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(Left to right) Sandra Boulianne, Executive Director, Crisis Prevention, Intervention and Information Centre for Northern BC and Michele Brooke, Community Development Officer, United Way Northern BC – photo submitted

Prince George, B.C. – The United Way of Northern B.C. has awarded a grant worth $25,500 to the Crisis Prevention, Intervention and Information Centre of Northern B.C.

The money will be used for two of its programs – the 24-Hour Crisis Line and the Youth Crisis Line.

The Crisis Centre – which operates 24/7 365 days of the year -is the only crisis line serving the entire northern region. Services are free and confidential.

“We believe it is the right of individual, in their time of need, to have access to free, confidential, anonymous, and non-judgemental peer support and/or information and referrals,” says Sandra Bouilanne, executive director.

During the last funding cycle, just under 3,300 callers used this service – mostly for mental health, loneliness, social isolation or long wait lists with counsellors.

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