Lake Country Health Resource Centre is a Busy Place
Updated: Mar 26
Lake Country Health Resource Centre. Health Hub. Health Resource Centre. Call it what you like. But the LCHPS staff and volunteers who run the centre want to make sure you know it’s there and ready to provide support when you need it.
“ We have four staff and several volunteers working out of 300 square feet. In 2018 we recorded 3422 service points, and in 2019 we recorded 4261 service points. We are working to address and fill gaps and help connect residents to available supports. All this to say - needs are growing, and our team is working to meet them" said Corinne Remple, LCHPS executive director.
“The word I keep using, when we are supporting clients, or rushing to meet grant deadlines or pulling the finishing touches together for an upcoming project is - aspirational. From these humble surroundings - great things are happening and we are aspiring for even more.”
The LC Health Resource Centre is here to help you ...
• Navigate. Find information about health, wellness and social services
• Look online. Need assistance navigating online health and or social service platforms? An internet-connected laptop is available for you to browse online health resources.
• Find help in the community. Learn about community organizations, local wellness services, education opportunities, support groups, and recreation programs.
• Talk to someone that understands. Connect with our friendly staff and volunteers.
The Resource Centre is a community-based program operated by the Lake Country Health Planning Society (LCHPS). Through the centre, staff and volunteers provide free, current, and reliable health and social service information to callers and visitors.
“It’s small, but with a bit of ingenuity and some elbow grease - we made great use of the space,” said Corinne Remple, LCHPS executive director.
“Significant sponsorship came from the Lake Country MultiSport Club and Homewood Ravensview this past year. They provided the extra funds we needed to make the resource space more functional and inviting,” continued Remple. “One of the best days was the day the resource holders were hung by our handy volunteer carpenter Mark Jost! We were super excited to see our client service space finally come together.”
Support, referrals and information are probably the most valuable community services provided through the centre. And, since April the resource centre has already seen more than a 20% increase in inquiries for referrals to services such as:
• Mental health
• Substance Use or Abuse
• Youth Services/Family support for youth at risk
“The word I keep using, when we are supporting clients, or rushing to meet grant deadlines or pulling the finishing touches together for an upcoming project is - aspirational. From these humble surroundings - great things are happening and we are aspiring for even more” For a recap of services provided over the past year, please use this link to read the 2019 LCHPS Update.
LCHPS volunteers, staff and board actively work alongside community partners to promote, provide and advocate for accessible and quality health, wellness and social services for the community. You can help! Our goal this year is to raise $10,000 to fund Core ❤️ Services for the coming year to give our team the fuel needed to respond to the changing and unique needs of our residents and community. Donate today securely online at LCHPS.com. Or mail your gift to PO Box 41146 RPO S, Lake Country, BC V4V 1Z7.
For more information, please give the Resource Centre a call at 778 215 5247.