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Discovery House Selected for BC Government Pilot Program

Expert from BC Government Press Release

People recovering from mental-health and addiction challenges will benefit from a new pilot program that integrates employment services within treatment and recovery centres.

“We all want people going through addiction treatment to have the care and support they need to recover,” said Sheila Malcolmson, Minister of Social Development and Poverty Reduction. “Integrating employment services into some publicly funded treatment beds will help people get the jobs and connections they need to build a better life.”

Through a $4.9-million grant, the Canadian Mental Health Association – BC Division (CMHA BC), will provide people undergoing treatment at bed-based recovery centres access to employment services as part of their recovery process, gaining the skills and support needed to enter and thrive in the labour market. The evidence-based program will help people gently transition back into their communities, while opening doors to meaningful employment, economic security and independence.

“The recovery journey does not end o