Since our last announcement in August 2018 BCSS has only been able to find an alternate short-term funding source to cover services throughout the Fraser region through until November 30, 2018.
It is with deep regret that BCSS has to inform everyone at this time that we can no longer support the entire Fraser Region. Starting December 1, 2018 BCSS will be suspending services in all areas within the Fraser Region with the exception of limited services in Mission, Langley, Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows.
BCSS has currently submitted a proposal to the government for increased funding for all our services province-wide. This includes funding to reinstate services for the entire Fraser Region. We are encouraging families effected to reach out to their local MLA to provide support for BCSS program funding.
BCSS would like to recognize the great work and support of the Fraser Region Team during this challenging transition period. Andrew Kellett, Nancy Friesen and Hardeep Thind have been exceptional in providing much needed services and support to families of those living with a mental illness. We wish them all the best in their future endeavours.
BCSS would also like to thank all our volunteers and Family Peer Facilitators within the Fraser Region for all their years of work, dedication and contributions. We value you and you will always be a part of the BCSS family!
For families in need of support within the Fraser Central Area (Mission, Langley, Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows), please call the BCSS educator at 604-720-3935 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you live outside of this area please call the Fraser Health Family Support Team at 1-833-898-6200 You can also reach out to the BCSS provincial office at 604-270-7841 or 1-888-888-0029.
If you have any concerns or comments about this announcement, you can contact Andrew Kellett, Fraser Manager at 604-754-7464 or at email@example.com until November 30th. You can also contact Andrew Stewart, Operations Manager at 604 270-7841 or firstname.lastname@example.org before/after November 30, 2018.