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Tillicum Lelum doubling beds at Aboriginal Youth Safe House

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A $70,000 grant means Nanaimo’s Tillicum Lelum Aboriginal Friendship Centre can double the number of emergency beds for at-risk youth.

They’re adding four beds to their Aboriginal Youth Safe House, thanks to the boost from Nanaimo’s Social Planning Advisory Committee.

The money comes a fund topped up annually by casino revenue, and it’s a one-time grant. That has Councillor Jerry Hong a little worried.

Tillicum Lellum is also applying for funding from the province, which would let them to keep the beds open beyond this year.

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