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Deltassist Family & Community Services

 Deltassist Family and Community Services recognizes that while all people have the right to live free of violence, not all do. They see firsthand how violence disables people from living to their full potential, affects all ages and segments of society, and impacts not just the primary victim, but others as well.
 
Now, thanks to a $20,943 grant from the Envision Financial Community Endowment to Deltassist Family and Community Services (Deltassist), the society can offer a 12-week, self-referred Healthy Relationships and Stress Management program to counsel people at risk for committing domestic violence, and is free to people who struggle with anger management and violent tendencies.
 

South Fraser Community Services Society

The South Fraser Community Services Society has been providing food, shelter and most importantly, hope and support, to the region’s most vulnerable citizens for more than nineteen years. “According to the last Regional Homeless Count conducted in 2008, there are more than 300 homeless individuals in Surrey, many of whom have mental health issues and struggle with addiction,” said Shayne Williams, executive director, SFCSS.
 

Hope & Area Transition Society

Nothing can be more important in our communities than the health and welfare of our children. They represent our future, and investing in them will result in positive health, social and economic outcomes for today and tomorrow.

The Hope & Area Transition Society is promoting the development of a safe and healthy society everyday through the services, advocacy and education programs they provide for individuals and families affected by social issues. Most recently, through funding from the Envision Financial Community Endowment, they have developed the Violence Prevention Program, a nine month in-school initiative aimed at breaking the cycle of violence in children’s lives.  

Ann Davis Transition Society

Navigating the rocky road to adulthood is challenging for young girls at the best of times.
 
Girls Empowerment Group, a newly-launched program at the Ann Davis Transition Society in Chilliwack, brings girls aged 12-17 years together for eight-week sessions to build life skills and develop behavioural and emotional supports. The Envision Financial Community Endowment grant will provide funding for four groups of 12 girls each who will benefit from facilitated instruction and recreation and crafts to learn about communications, healthy relationships, abuse awareness, understanding emotions and leadership to enhance the girls’ self-image. 
 

Boys & Girls Clubs of South Coast BC

Each year, the Boys and Girls Clubs of South Coast BC (BGC) helps more than 10,000 kids and families facing social and economic difficulties. In Surrey, Delta, and Langley, that translates to 300 per day and 1,195 each year. But with ongoing cuts to provincial social services coupled with an increasingly uncertain economy, BGC has recently witnessed a spike in demand for its after-school prevention program.
 

Quest Outreach Society

Imagine living every day filled with the pain of hunger, never knowing when or where you’ll get your next meal. For thousands of Surrey residents, this situation is a sad reality of life.
 
“It’s disheartening to know that a quarter of children in the province are living below the poverty line, and almost 20 percent of adults face food insecurity on a daily basis,” explains Elizabeth Crudgington, executive director of the Quest Outreach Society, a non-profit organization that runs a low-cost grocery market in Whalley.
 

BCIT's Virtual Environment for Radiotherapy Training Centre

A dozen local students are the first to test drive a new piece of technology that is revolutionizing how they train for a career in radiation therapy.
 
Thanks to a $20,000 donation from the Envision Financial Community Endowment administrated by the First West Foundation, BCIT’s Radiation Therapy department has purchased VERT (Virtual Environment for Radiotherapy Training), a virtual simulator that enables students to see 3D views and life-size visualizations of the human body.
 

PoCoMo Youth Services Society

PoCoMo Youth Services Society has been awarded a $15,000 grant from the Envision Financial Community Endowment, housed with the First West Foundation. The funding  supports  Project Reach Out, an award-winning mobile drop-in centre and outreach program for youth.
 
Project Reach Out is PoCoMo Youth Services Society’s after-hours outreach support and services program, bringing services directly to youth. Reach Out connects with over 2,000 individual youth—that totals over 4,000 duplicated contacts annually. The street outreach model is a huge hit with the youth and provides a very effective strategy in creating relationships, thereby building trust and the opportunity to provide support and services when needed.

The City of Abbotsford

Seniors and those with disabilities can look forward to some safer and more accessible transit stops in Abbotsford thanks to a unique partnership between the City of Abbotsford, the First West Foundation, Abbotsford Community Services and Community Futures South Fraser.
 

YWCA - Alder Gardens

Once construction is complete at the YWCA’s Alder Gardens, residents will be able to enjoy all the comforts of home thanks to a $8,581 grant from the Envision Financial Community Endowment, housed with First West Foundation.