Cowichan gets $580,000 home and health grant

Cowichan has received a $580,000 grant from the Vancouver Island Health Authority.

Cowichan Valley Regional District Chairman Rob Hutchins said the money will be split between the Cowichan Community Health Network and homelessness prevention, although it's yet to be determined how the cash will be divided, or what specific use it'll be put toward.

The grant is part of $3.4 million VIHA is spending on the island for initiatives that "address homelessness and support healthy communities."

"Adequate and safe housing for those who are homeless or at risk for homelessness is a key first step in providing individuals with health, mental health and/or addictions services," VIHA board chairman Don Hubbard said in a media release.


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