The Delta Community Foundation has granted $5,000 to Moving Forward Family Services to support counseling services for low-income residents.
Moving Forward provides free short-term and affordable long-term counseling options to underserved communities across Canada through in-person, phone, and online platforms. The Surrey-based non-profit organization welcomes clients into a judgment-free environment where they can get the help they need, regardless of age, race, identified gender, financial status or location.
“We are very excited to support much-needed mental health support initiatives in Delta,” said Ammen Dhillon, Delta Community Foundation grant chair.
“Working on the front lines, I have witnessed how the pandemic has deepened our awareness of the impact our mental health has on our overall well-being. It’s really encouraging to see our community acknowledging the vital importance of mental health by devoting more resources to learning more about it and finding new ways of dealing with it.”
“We are grateful to the Delta Community Foundation for supporting our mission to provide low-barrier individual and group counseling in multiple languages to low-income Delta residents,” said Gary Thandi, executive director of Moving Forward Family Services, in a press release.
“Additionally, we look forward to working with our community partners in Delta to ensure we reach as many of these community members as possible.”
To learn more about the services Moving Forward offers, visit movingforward.help.
Gail Martin, president of the Delta Community Foundation, said the grant is another example of the diverse and important initiatives the organization supports to make Delta a healthier community.
“We support causes ranging from mental health to food insecurity programs to guide dogs in BC. All of these organizations contribute to the wonderful community in which we live,” Martin said in a press release.
The Delta Community Foundation is Delta’s “charity for charities” that helps meet the funding needs of other local nonprofit groups. The foundation also administers the local Neighborhood Small Grant program, making grants of up to $500 to individuals and organizations in the community whose goal is to bring the community together.
For more information on Delta Community Foundation funding opportunities or to make a donation, visit deltafoundation.org, call 604-839-1465, or email [email protected]