Tuesday, June 19, 2012


Community News

Making Contact

Health Centre closer to becoming a reality    

Released by Starlee Renton, City of Chilliwack/Voice photos


The Health Centre sits empty Tuesday as plans are developed to bring it online after this fall.


lans to establish the Health and Housing Contact Centre in Chilliwack are moving forward, with final project details anticipated to be in place by early fall of 2012.


The mission of the Chilliwack Health and Housing Contact Centre is to improve the quality of life of the people of Chilliwack, by improving the health and social condition of people in need. The Contact Centre will offer low threshold health, mental health, addiction and social services to marginalized and at risk populations living in and around Chilliwack.

This integrated, client-centred facility is the result of years of collaboration between government and non-government organizations and many community agencies and partners. All stakeholders have recognized the importance of providing a more effective approach to addressing the needs of Chilliwack's most marginalized residents.


The Contact Centre project would not be possible without the strong, positive relationship between its partner organizations and the incredible support from the Chilliwack community.

The facility's lead partner organizations, Fraser Health, Pacific Community Resources (PCRS), BC Housing and the City of Chilliwack, will be hosting a gathering for stakeholders, in order to provide a project update and to prepare for the next phase of the project.


For more information, please contact Lee-Anne Hanson, PCRS Addiction Services & Health Contact Centre manager at 604-845-1403.


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