Organizations working to combat gangs, youth crime, and protect victims of violence in the Cariboo-Chilcotin will receive grant funding, the provincial government announced on March 23.
The $167,876 coming to the region is part of a nearly $7.2-million province-wide investment, which combines $5.5 million in provincial Civil Forfeiture Office proceeds and $1.69 million from criminal forfeiture proceeds.
“These organizations do a great job of reaching out to our at-risk and vulnerable populations and offering them the protection and services they need,” Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett says.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Williams Lake receives $19,500 to support and expand mentoring services in Williams Lake.
This program will have an initial emphasis on in-school mentoring to provide at-risk youth with a friend and role model to talk to and share the experiences of growing up.
It is uncertain if some the funding will flow down to the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Williams Lake South Cariboo branch
The 100 Mile House and District Women’s Centre Society will use a grant of $17,530 for Aboriginal Trauma Informed Care.