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Strathcona Regional District receives funding to support community COVID-19 response

The Strathcona Regional District is helping out some community organizations.

A collaborative working group led by the Campbell River and District Coalition to End Homelessness (CRDCEH) and Strathcona Community Health Network (SCHN) is getting a financial boost thanks to a grant through the district.

The $3,000 per month funding will assist the coalition in providing staff support for emergency planning.

It will also secure access to food, shelter and services for those who have been affected by COVID-19. 

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“The SRD recognizes the current needs of our communities and is proud to assist with the efforts of the CRDCEH and SCHN,” says Regional District Chair Michele Babchuk. “These additional funds will significantly improve our ability to assist our most vulnerable populations during this time.”

The creation of the coalition emerged from findings of regional housing assessments and engagements facilitated by the SCHN back in 2018.

The SCHN started the CRDCEH last year with key supports from the Strathcona Regional District, City of Campbell River and Island Health.

As part of a provincial strategy to find appropriate shelter for vulnerable populations, Emergency Management BC has approved the Strathcona Regional District’s application to assist CRDCEH’s coordination capacity. 

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The SRD says that the efforts of the CRDCEH in streamlining communications and coordination between service providers “has enhanced the collective impact to support vulnerable populations during this unprecedented time.”

To learn more about this initiative, click here.

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