Addictions treatment and recovery services in the Comox Valley will get a boost, says MLA Leonard

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COURTENAY – New Democrat MLA Ronna-Rae Leonard is welcoming funding for addictions treatment and recovery services in Courtenay-Comox, providing a boost for providers and ensuring people struggling with addictions are supported during COVID-19.

“Like lots of organizations, substance treatment and recovery centres have been under a lot of pressure during the pandemic—at a time when the services they provide are more important than ever,” said Leonard, MLA for Courtenay-Comox. “We’re supporting these organizations to make sure they can be there for people, no matter what.”

In the Comox Valley, financial support is going to the Comox Valley Recovery Centre Society, Comox Valley Transition Society, and Stepping Stones Recovery House for Women Society.

These organizations are three of 53 receiving support as part of $2 million in provincial government funding being distributed across B.C. These grants support existing bed-based treatment and recovery services and are an investment in quality living environments where people can focus on their recovery journey.

MLA Leonard says improving treatment and recovery services has long been a priority of the New Democrat government and is an integral part of A Pathway to Hope — B.C.’s roadmap for making the system of mental health and addictions care better for people.

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