Left, Jessica Hutton, chief executive officer for Camrose Open Door Association, and MLA Jackie Lovely. (Photo submitted)

Left, Jessica Hutton, chief executive officer for Camrose Open Door Association, and MLA Jackie Lovely. (Photo submitted)

Camrose communities to benefit from funding for mental health, suicide prevention

The Camrose Open Door Association is one of 13 organizations to receive funding

The Camrose Open Door Association (CODA) is set to receive $270,000 in funding from the Government of Alberta to support their operations.

Through the Youth Suicide Prevention Grant Program, the province is providing $3 million over the next two years to youth-focused community programs.

CODA is one of 13 organizations to receive this funding, which aims to help professionals provide lifesaving suicide prevention and mental health supports to children and teens.

“The Camrose Open Door Association has been a true leader in supporting vulnerable youth and providing mental health services for those in need,” said Camrose MLA Jackie Lovely in a press release. “Their hard work has saved countless lives, and I’m incredibly proud of their dedication to the youth in our communities.”

“The Open Door is thrilled to receive this funding that will provide increased support to the youth through the region of east central Alberta,” said Jessica Hutton, chief executive officer for CODA. “Suicide has continued to be an ongoing concern we wish to address. We are thankful for this grant, which will help us reach more youth in need.”

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