Stober Foundation backs youth recovery house with $25K

Big boost for youth centre

The Bridge Youth & Family Services in Kelowna is celebrating a $25,000 donation towards phase two of its Youth Recovery House, thanks to the Stober Foundation.

The donation will help people under 19-years-old who are struggling with addiction.

“The Stober Foundation is well-known for their commitment to improving the lives of those in need and this gift is no exception,” says Bridge executive director, Celine Thompson.

The funds will be added to the organization’s capital campaign to build Phase two of their Okanagan Youth Recovery House. The Bridge opened phase one in May of 2021 with Interior Health and the Province of BC covering operational costs.

The organization says it is proud of what they have been able to do for phase one, but the current space does have its limitations.

“A purpose-built space will allow us to tailor the residents’ environment in an intentional and deliberate way. Every aspect of the building and its surroundings will reflect and acknowledge evidence-informed practice and the feedback we received from focus groups of families, communities and young people,” she explains.

The proposed building will be a home away from home where youth can focus on self-improvement by way of building connections. The design of the house will work to promote self-growth by connecting the youth to themselves, their allies, and nature.

The Bridge is officially launching phase two of its capital campaign today, as part of #GivingTuesday.

For more information on the Youth Recovery House campaign visit youthrecoveryhouse.ca.

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