The new Centre for Wellness was officially opened on Friday September 22, 2017. In conjunction with Pacific Centre for Family Services (PCFS) it will help provide services to over 1,000 people, and will also provide 100 affordable housing units.
“Tomorrow is a landmark day in my constituency of Esquimalt-Metchosin. It’s the official opening of a new wellness hub for the West Shore, attended by the Lieutenant-Governor and our Premier of B.C. The Centre for Wellbeing on Goldstream Avenue is the work of the Pacific Centre Family Services Association, which will soon be celebrating 50 years of service to the community.
This is a remarkable legacy of service and stewardship by a non-profit organization and a testimony to amazing teamwork. The new Centre for Wellbeing includes 15,000 square feet of program space to support children, families and adults in need of safety, support and finding new pathways. With the growth on the West Shore, the need for services is especially acute. Last year more than 1,000 individuals accessed the professional services provided by PCFSA, and this new centre holds the promise of reducing wait times.
One young First Nations woman, who has been receiving services on and off since she was four years old, told us: “PCFSA saved my life, and my one ambition now is to be a PCFSA counsellor to help others.”
This Centre for Wellbeing is part of the revitalization of the heart of the city of Colwood. On the land, there is also going to be an opportunity for creating more than 100 units of affordable housing.
I hope all members will join with me in congratulating the project team, the staff and the board of PCFSA for this milestone, which I will be honoured to share with them.”