An anonymous donor has decided to match up to $100,000 in donations for Foundry Comox Valley until the middle of this month.

The John Howard Society of North Island made the announcement and is operating Foundry Comox Valley.

The Foundry BC website says the location in Courtenay is expected to be open this fall.

Foundry Comox Valley is being built to help address the health and wellness needs of young people in the area.

The new centre will provide substance and mental health support, primary care, peer support, and other services for people ages 12 to 24.

Donations can be made here

“There are families out there running out of time, and they have nowhere to go. They need to feel safe, they need a Foundry,” said one Comox Valley parent.