The Town of Gibbons is making it easier for people to find help.
Dozens of people gathered on Wednesday (Apr.11) for the grand opening of the Gibbons Family Resource Centre.
The new centre brings a variety of support programs together under one roof. Seven services are now housed in the town’s former community hall, which was renovated and updated to make room for the expanded offerings.
Gibbons' mayor Dan Deck was on hand to cut the ribbon and share in the celebration.
“For the last couple of years it's housed only the food bank,” said Deck. “But we've taken money and we've actually remodelled it totally inside. The food bank is still there and we've added the six other services, proper offices, internet, everything that the staff here need to do their jobs.”
The seven programs in the new resource centre include Family and Community Support Services, the Sturgeon Community Resource Network, the Early Childhood Development Initiative, Sturgeon Adult Learning, the Bon Accord-Gibbons Food Bank, Community Clothes and WECAN.
Deck encourages people throughout the county to drop by the new centre.
“It's not just for Gibbons. It's for all of our local towns and everyone within Sturgeon County.”