PCRS is Announced as the Lead Agency to Operate the Foundry Centre in Surrey.

Pacific Community Resources Society (PCRS) has a 36-year history of providing a breadth of quality, social services across British Columbia, including: education, employment, housing, substance use, mental health, and youth and family support services. PCRS is a CARF (Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) accredited agency.

We are a progressive agency and our work is described as responsive, cutting edge, and creative. PCRSs’ values (advocacy, diversity & inclusion, empowerment, service excellence, stewardship, and well-being) guide our work and help us, with our partners, to identify gaps in service, advocate and find innovative solutions to address complex social problems.

Through partnership with individuals, businesses, other agencies, and governments, PCRS strives to achieve our mission of inspiring healthy and inclusive communities through leadership and collaboration. PCRS is well established in Surrey as a successful youth-serving provider.

The Foundry offers young people ages 12-24 health and wellness resources, services and supports both online and at services centres in communities across BC.  The Foundry Centres provide a one-stop for young people to access mental health care, substance use services, primary care, social services and youth and family peer support.  The centres ensure that all young people in BC can get the care and support they need, when they need it.

Foundry’s approach:

  • We focus on wellness, empowering young people to live a balanced and fulfilling life.
  • We offer services created with, and for, young people and their families.
  • We provide the right support for what each young person needs, when they need it
  • We ensure our services meet the changing needs of young people.

The Foundry centre in Surrey is an exciting opportunity to bring together local partners, service providers, young people, and caregivers. PCRS is excited to lead the process with our community partners which include Options Community Services, DIVERScity, Sources Community Resource Centres, Fraser Regional Aboriginal Friendship Centre Association, Ministry of Children and Family Development, Surrey Schools, Fraser Health.  Collaboration will be the key to developing a Foundry that meets the unique needs of families and youth in Surrey. 

Together, we will provide safe, non-judgemental care, information and resources, and work to reach young people before health challenges become problematic. Health and social services will be brought together in a single place to make it easier for young people to find care, connection and support their needs. Whether a young person needs support for anxiety or depression, wants to see a family doctor or is struggling with a stressful situation, we will make it easier for them to find the care, connection and support they need.

Foundry welcome video https://vimeo.com/428582032/2a27185225.