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LakeCity Woodworkers Receives 250000 Grant

first_imgLakeCity Woodworkers is building a better future thanks to a$250,000 grant to support employment programs for people who haveexperienced mental health difficulties, Community ServicesMinister David Morse announced today, March 4. “LakeCity offers its participants an important mix of highquality training and employment opportunities, in a way thatrecognizes their strengths and challenges,” said CommunityServices Minister David Morse. “This funding will help ensureLakeCity can continue to provide these important services –services that contribute to individual development and offer highquality furniture to consumers.” LakeCity Woodworkers started 23 years ago in Dartmouth with asmall variety of shelving manufactured by a handful of mentalhealth consumers supported by a few woodworkers. Today,LakeCity’s retail store offers a range of high quality solid woodproducts manufactured by about 50 mental health consumers, withthe training and guidance of experienced woodworkers and cabinetmakers. “This funding will help us enlarge our facility and furniturebuilding operation, which will allow for more participants andstaff,” said LakeCity executive director Chris Fyles. “Weappreciate this support, and look forward to a strengthenedprogram for mental health consumers.”last_img

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