As part of the Alberta government’s plan to support evidence-based programs, organizations have applied for grants to support their work aiding the mental health and addiction recovery of Albertans.
In Drumheller-Stettler, Heartland Youth Center has been approved in Phase 2 of the Community Grant Funding Program for a grant in the amount of $11,340.
“The Heartland Youth Center offers over 20 programs to approximately 275 youth in the Stettler area. This grant of over $11,000 from Alberta’s government will help them provide mental health supports for vulnerable youth and their families,” said Nate Horner, MLA for Drumheller-Stettler.
“This program is a key part of our strategy to support the mental wellness and addiction recovery of Albertans during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.”
Horner said the Province will continue supporting evidence-based funding programs, and ensuring that resources are there for those struggling with addiction issues.
Also, the Association of Communities Against Abuse (ACAA) has been approved in Phase 3 of the Community Grant Funding Program for a grant of $94,609.
“I’m proud to support this additional grant of $94,609 from Alberta’s government to help the Association of Communities Against Abuse continue promoting safe, healthy, well-functioning children, families, and communities,” said Horner.
In Drumheller-Stettler, Big Country Anti-Violence Association has also been approved in Phase 2 of the Community Grant Funding Program for a grant in the amount of $213,837.76
“Big Country Anti-Violence Association is committed to reducing family violence and developing services to meet the needs of victims. This grant of over $210,000 from Alberta’s government will help fund their wellness programs, access to specialized therapists, and support groups,” added Horner.