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Cowichan's children and youth programs share $133,390

Cowichan's programs addressing Aboriginal speech-language pathology, youth suicide, therapeutic riding, and infant mortality are sharing $133,390 in funding from the Children's Health Foundation of Vancouver Island.

That local purse is part of $2.3 million in grants the foundation announced Friday to improve the health of island kids and youths.

The foundation gave $46,390 to Duncan's Clements Centre Society for a speech-language pathologist to provide outreach and support to Aboriginal children.

Cowichan Neighbourhood House Association received $2,000 for Healing Circle workshops for youth suicide prevention and depression.

Cowichan Therapeutic Riding Association at Providence Farm was provided $35,000 to expand capacity for riding and equine-based services for children with special needs.

And $50,000 was awarded to Island Health's Child, Youth and Families' Public Health Baby Box project to reduce Cowichan's infant mortalities.

Since 1984, the foundation has invested more than $42 million in programs helping children with health challenges.

"Our funding helps children's programs thrive and grow — programs which are essential to supporting the health of island children," foundation CEO Linda Hughes, says in a release.

"We are grateful to our donors who support our work, and who believe in giving kids on the island the best possible care to face their health challenges."

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