Residents that utilize a community organization's Port Coquitlam facility will soon receive health and education services in a more comfortable environment.
New View Society has received funding worth $20,763 from the B.C. government to help purchase some much-needed furniture for its Clubhouse dining room (2050 Mary Hill Rd.).
The human and social services agency was announced on Friday (Feb. 17) one of 49 non-profits set to benefit from the province's latest round of Community Gaming grants — a pot of $5.3 million.
According to its description in a news release, New View Society is set to bring in new adjustable, modular tables and chairs "to better meet the needs" of its members.
The community health group added the new furniture will also help with formal programs and events at the Clubhouse "for years to come."
"New View Society is a valuable organization to our community, and I know that many people are grateful for the support and camaraderie they provide," said Port Coquitlam MLA Mike Farnworth in a release sent to the Tri-City News.
"This funding will allow for the organization to make needed upgrades to better serve their members."
"[The 2023] capital project funding supports not-for-profit organizations that work to create vibrant and healthy communities," added Anne Kang, B.C.'s municipal affairs minister.
"Through Community Gaming Grants, we help ensure not-for-profit organizations can continue to provide the vital services people in the province depend on."
The Clubhouse offers social recreation, employment and educational opportunities to help individuals build on their skills and recovery, New View Society's website said.
For more information about New View Society's daily, weekly and monthly programs, you can visit the organization's website.
The provincial government said more than $140 million are granted to almost 5,000 B.C. non-profits each year that specialize in health and community services, including $5 million to the capital project sector.