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Family Place Resource Centre looking for new home

A local centre that helps families in Powell River is looking for a new home.

The Family Place Resource Centre has been operating in the Town Centre Mall since 2004, helping young families in the qathet region through workshops, education, a food pantry, and a hygiene cupboard.

Lift Community Services, who run the centre, have announced that they will be moving from the mall in December, with the organization now looking for a long-term home.

The space should support 50 families at any given time, have a kitchen, and a lawn space to meet programming needs.

Lift Community Support Manager, Jessica Colasanto says family resource programs have helped build community connections.

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“We certainly see that in our program, parents of all socio-economic and cultural backgrounds are creating new social networks and discovering new resources for themselves and their families,” said Colasanto.

Lift is currently coordinating a meeting with other child and family service providers to discuss options for meeting community needs in the meantime.

The centre’s last day at the mall is Thursday, December 14.

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