Funding woes at UNBC have forced its Community Care Centre to stop taking on new clients.
The following was posted on its Facebook page yesterday:
To all community partners and referring agencies:
Due to funding constraints of the University, the UNBC Community Care Centre will need to stop providing intakes at this time. Our counselling of current clients will continue until June 30th.
We are saddened and discouraged by this information, but we are working hard to find funding opportunities to continue to counsel the 250 people we see each year. Currently there are 50 people waiting for services. With the current situation, we know that it will be a challenge to even serve them, but we will do all we can to ensure they can be seen or are given adequate referrals.
The UNBC community Care Centre is a low cost counselling service for the general public which has students serving the community. At this time we have been told we are losing our one paid position but we are continuing to work behind the scenes on keeping the centre going.