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.
In a move to seek out alternative treatments for PTSD for veterans and first responders, the soon to become clinical research centre of Legion Veterans Village, is partnering with Knowde Group Inc. to bring together life science and drug development clinical research experts in plant-based therapeutic medicine.
A unique housing project in Surrey, B.C., to support veterans and first responders got a boost from the provincial government Wednesday. The province is putting forward funds to support 91 affordable housing units for veterans with disabilities in the Legion Veterans Village, as well as a rehab centre for veterans.
The ground officially broke today on a first-of-a-kind facility in Canada that will provide post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and mental health services to veterans of the Canadian Forces and first responders. The $312-million Legion Veterans Village is being built at 13525 106 Avenue in Surrey, replacing Whalley Legion Branch 229