Family Hub forges on

Operators of Kelowna's Family Hub say they will forge ahead, but need the support of the community and business leaders to do so.

The Hub, which has been operating out of Pearson Elementary School for three years, recently learned a five-year funding commitment from the Ministry of Children and Family Development was pulled.

But they did receive a shot in the arm from the United Way, which provided the final instalment of more than $24,000 as part of a three-year grant.

The Hub has assisted more than 12,000 people, and provided 1,617 referrals to more than 35 child-serving agencies since opening in June 2016.

The United Way funding came from a legacy bequest to "do something good in our community."

“The centre has proven itself as a vital one-stop-shop resource for families from Lake Country to Peachland. However, the need for increased community supports that address connectivity and social isolation for young families is not diminishing any time soon and with that in mind, we will continue to sit on the Hub Leadership Committee to offer our support," said United Way community investment manager Jude Brunt.

The Hub's month-long “A Lot for a Little” campaign concludes Friday with a drive-thru breakfast at the Pearson Road facility. The campaign has a goal of raising $100,000 for the Hub.

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