Island Health has just announced the addition of 32 units for those recovering from mental health and substance abuse issues.

South Island residents recovering from mental health and substance use issues will soon move into new, more appropriate housing units, Island Health announced. A new 34-unit condo complex located at 521 Comerford St. in Esquimalt will replace Empress Bay Apartments in Victoria, which no longer adequately meets the needs of its residents who not only are recovering from mental health and substance use challenges, but are also living with mobility and other challenges associated with aging.

Read the article: Island Health opens more housing for people recovering from mental health and substance abuse challenges

Source: Victoria News

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