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Lloydminster Youth Centre gets more provincial support

The Lloydminster Community Youth Centre is getting an additional $60,000 to provide online mental health and addiction supports from the Alberta government.

In an announcement Friday, Addictions Minister Mike Ellis delivered $5 million in grants to 27 groups on the frontline of helping people battle addictions and walk the road to recovery.

“Other organizations supporting children and youth receiving funding today will include Growing Families Society for East Rural Counties; the Lloydminster Interval Home Society. Each organization has something different to offer people experiencing addiction and mental health challenges, but the goal is always the same; recovery.”

The parent group of the Youth Centre, the Lloydminster Interval Home Society has previously received funding on their behalf to support the youth effort.

Ellis commended the community groups for their ongoing efforts to deal with addictions and recovery noting “the difference that they are making.”

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“All of these organizations have a proven track record of supporting people in the community to improve their mental health and pursuit of recovery. You like us are guided by the principle that a full recovery from addiction and mental health challenges is not only possible, but it sis real and it is attainable.”

On behalf of the government, Ellis expressed pride in supporting the work of the community groups.

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