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City steps up for Deltassist

Deltassist has provided continuous services in Delta since 1972, having evolved and expanded over the years
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Deltassist is the only agency to offer free, long-term counselling in Delta.

Deltassist is getting additional funding thanks to the City of Delta.

Following a recent special meeting of council to discuss a funding request, the city last week announced that the non-profit organization is getting $40,000 to support its Seniors Counselling Program for 2022.

The money will come from council’s contingency budget.

In a letter to the Deltassist Family & Community Services Society, Mayor George Harvie said, “We understand that the demand for counselling services has increased significantly during the pandemic and want to ensure that Delta’s seniors continue to have access to these important services. The requested funding will be included in Deltassist’s service agreement for 2022.”

Deltassist provides a range of services across diverse needs for Delta residents and is the only full service social service agency in Delta.

The city three years ago began stepping up with additional grants for Deltassist when funding for its core senior programs from United Way was cut.