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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Permanent Home For WES For Youth

Brockton | by Robyn Garvey  

Brockton sells former Walkerton Public Utilities building to organization.

Brockton has sold the former Walkerton Public Utilities building to the Wellness and Emotional Support For Youth Online organization.

After leasing the building for the past five years, WES For Youth Community Relations Director Emma Martin says they are thrilled to take over ownership of the building.

She says they have some big plans in the works.

Martin says they have applied for some capital grant dollars and if successful they will be renovating the basement and backroom.

This would provide more space for programming allowing the WES Crew and WES Links to have a youth space to engage, dialogue and strategize.

Mayor Chris Peabody is pleased Brockton was able to sell the surplus building to WES For Youth, 

The municipality sold the building to WES For Youth at what the Municipality says was a discounted price of 75 thousand dollars. 

Peabody says Council is very supportive of WES For Youth and all of the good work it does.

He adds Council is always eager to support youth mental health initiatives in the community.

WES For Youth Online provides free confidential online support.

Their mission: to promote wellness and emotional support for mental health in youth and provide an online resource where youth can access professional counseling in a safe, secure and confidential manner.

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