Stettler

Several local organizations land Community Funding Grants from the Province

Heartland Youth Center and the Association of Communities Against Abuse (ACAA) to recieve funds

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.