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Chill Zone youth program closing due to lack of funding

Press release
For immediate release

Chill Zone youth program closing due to lack of funding

Kingston, January 22, 2018 – Kingston Community Health Centres will be closing the Chill Zone youth program at Napanee Area Community Health Centre (NACHC) as of Friday, February 2.

“There is a need to secure significant, stable funding to support youth in Napanee and region,” said Lisa Lund, Interim Manager, Youth Services. “Working with community partners, we hope to re-open our youth program in the future with an emphasis on education, similar to the successful Pathways to Education model in Kingston.”    

The Chill Zone has been part of NACHC since 2012. It has provided a safe, supportive space for over 200 youth in Napanee and region. Youth have also received direct access to primary health care, education and employment resources, recreation opportunities and nutritious meals.

We thank our community partners who have helped deliver services to youth including Resolve Counselling, The Maltby Centre, The Morningstar Mission, Studio 330 and Family and Children’s Services of KFL&A.

A part of Kingston Community Health Centres, NACHC offers a variety of programs and services to residents of Napanee and area and has a small site in Deseronto. NACHC offers primary health care, counselling, Indigenous health programming, diabetes education, advanced footcare, sexual health clinics, harm reduction supplies and more.

Kingston Community Health Centres is a multi-service, multi-site accredited organization. Based in Kingston and Napanee, our many programs and services support all aspects of health through all stages of life. Our Mission: To Care. To Respond. To Build Community.

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Contact:
Lisa Lund, Interim Manager, Youth Services
lisal@kchc.ca; 613.507.7107 ext. 2109
263 Weller Ave. Kingston ON K7K 2V4 www.kchc.ca