A groundbreaking was held Friday in Coquitlam for a new state-of-the-art facility to serve people struggling with mental illness and addiction.
Premier John Horgan was on hand for the announcement, calling the groundbreaking “an important step toward improving mental health and addictions treatment services in British Columbia.”
Specialized residential treatment to adults with severe mental health and addiction challenges will be offered in the new 105-bed centre that is scheduled to open in late 2019.
“People afflicted by mental illness and addiction need better support and care. We’re getting to work to fix the problems and give people the help they need,” Horgan said.
The goal for the $101-million facility is to stabilize illness for those affected by mental health and addiction and move forward with rehabilitation and recovery.
The new facility will replace the current Burnaby Centre for Mental Health and Addiction.