Regional Programs & Projects

The Foundry Abbotsford is a collaborative community of services under one roof to make it easier for young people ages 12-24 to find help and support.  Three Fraser Health programs at The Foundry are in need of ongoing funding: EPI, ADTP and START program.

We are focusing on raising $5,000 for each of these programs so youth can continue to receive the best possible help.

We are also looking for non-monetary items such as:

  • Group admission and passes to local attractions
  • Gift cards to local restaurants and grocery stores
  • Bus tickets
  • Prepaid phone cards
  • Book vouchers and schooling supplies
  • Art and craft supplies or vouchers for arts and craft stores
  • Music lessons and instruments

Early Psychosis Intervention Program (EPI)

The Early Psychosis Intervention Program is a specialized approach to providing services to individuals affected by psychosis. It is oriented toward the early recognition of psychosis and the provision of timely comprehensive treatments that are stage and age-appropriate. A fundamental principle underlying the provision of care is that identification, diagnosis and treatment should occur as early as possible in order to maximize the likelihood that intervention will successfully minimize the burden of suffering.

Adolescent Day Treatment Program (ADTP)

Established in 2010, the Adolescent Day Treatment Program is a regional, community-based program that provides a wide range of individualized mental health services and educational programming for youth from 13 to 18 years of age with psychiatric illness. The Program treats severe psychiatric difficulties such as schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders, including major affective disorders, anxiety disorders or other severe mental health issues. It can also help youth struggling with academic, social and family functioning.

START Program

The Short Term, Assessment, Response and Treatment (START) Program provides confidential mental health crisis intervention services for children and teens, including:

  • Mental health assessments
  • Safety planning
  • Resource and referral coordination
  • Brief crisis stabilization treatment
  • Family support
  • Psychiatric assessment by a psychiatrist
  • Professional consultation

2019/2020 Projects

EPI

$5,000

ADTP

$5,000

START

$5,000