Columbia Basin Trust supports Revelstoke projects that aim to increase well-being

Addressing housing, social connection, mental health and substance use part of projects planned in Revelstoke

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Youth will be able to access peer-support and health and well-being activities through programs supported by Columbia Basin Trust Social Grants. Photo: Columbia Basin Trust

Three Revelstoke projects will receive funding through the Columbia Basin Trust’s social grants program. Happipad Technologies Inc.,the Revelstoke Women’s Shelter Society and the City of Revelstoke are among 31 organizations with projects approved for funding.

Happipad will receive $30,000 for its Intergenerational Home Sharing Program. The affordable housing program is designed to match and provide ongoing support to seniors, who have empty bedrooms in their homes, with vetted younger adults needing affordable rental accommodation in order to reduce social isolation and increase affordable housing.

The Revelstoke Women’s Shelter Society is getting $15,000 from CBT for its Healing Through Social Connection project.  The funding will allow RWSS to expand access to a peer support group and therapeutic activities, as well as one-on-one support, for vulnerable and isolated members of the community.

The City of Revelstoke will receive $35,000 to continue the Revelstoke Mental Health and Substance Use Collaborative Project. The funding will be used to create and enhance early intervention initiatives for individuals experiencing mental health and substance misuse challenges.

In total CBT gave out nearly $680,000 in social grants to projects aimed at improving quality of life, focusing on children’s development and strengthening social services in the Columbia Basin.

“Alongside many community organizations in the region, the Trust is dedicated to helping all people in the Basin meet their needs and access the resources that will help them address challenges and thrive in their communities,” said Aimee Ambrosone, Columbia Basin Trust Executive Director, Delivery of Benefits. “These projects will boost the well-being of a wide range of people by addressing a variety of social issues and opportunities.”