City of Victoria Approves ACCESS Grant

Active ImageOn March 5, 2009, the City of Victoria approved a $50,000 grant for the ACCESS Health Centre downtown, in addition to a 50% property tax reduction for 2009. The grant will cover the building, plumbing, and electric permits required for the renovations. Councillors also voted to send a letter to other local municipalities reminding them of the clinic, which will offer services to people from all municipalities, encouraging them to support it financially.

Health care for Victoria’s most vulnerable

Housing shortages, substance use and increasing mental health issues impact every citizen and business in the region. The ACCESS Health Centre will address these issues by delivering one-stop comprehensive services to the Capital Region’s most impoverished citizens.

ACCESS is a partnership between AIDS Vancouver Island and the Victoria Cool Aid Society. Both organizations have a long history and understanding of the obstacles facing people who are poor, homeless, addicted, living with chronic illness or other challenges in their life.

ACCESS Supporters

Victoria Cool Aid Society · AIDS Vancouver Island · Vancouver Island Health Authority · Capital Regional District · City of Victoria · Government of BC · Victoria Foundation · Fairlane Foods · BC Gaming Corporation · BC Housing · Mr. & Mrs. P.A. Woodward’s Foundation · Victoria Foundation · Sun Star Fund · TD Commercial Banking · United Way of Greater Victoria · Wellspring Fund · Cadillac Fairview · Dodd’s Furniture Warehouse · Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness