A new integrated mental health complex in Surrey aimed at helping veterans with issues like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and rehab is getting some extra funding from a local Legion and charity.
Thanks to Maple Ridge Legion Branch 88, the future of mental health for veterans and first responders looks a little brighter.
The Royal Canadian Legion Maple Ridge Branch 88 together with the Earl Haig Society has gifted the Legion Veterans Village Research Foundation (LVVRF) a total of $600,000 to initiate the ongoing mental health, PTSD, technologies and rehabilitation research within the Legion Veterans Village Centre for Clinical Excellence.
“We are getting closer every day to being able to serve our veteran community in our brand new facility. Hopefully by next November 2022, we’ll be able to hold our first Remembrance Day ceremony at the new Legion Veterans Village.” — Tony Moore, President of the Whalley Legion Branch 229.
As construction on Legion Veterans Village (LVV) continues to progress with Remembrance Day fast approaching, LVV has established its Centre of Clinical Excellence Leadership Team, comprised of renowned science and clinical experts to lead the PTSD, mental health and rehabilitation, as well as oversee the clinical research and innovation activities of LVV.
The Legion Foundation BC/Yukon Command, the charitable giving arm of the BC/Yukon Command of the Royal Canadian Legion, is partnering with Physiotherapy + Rehabilitation to bring the Lokomat® robotic gait training technology to the Legion Veterans Village (LVV).