A youth centre in Swift Current will be hosting an informational presentation tonight to address the current drug and mental health problems the city is facing.
The Choose Life Ministry runs a residential treatment program for women ages 18 to 29 dealing with life controlling issues, such as addiction, abuse, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, or self-harm.
Executive Director for the organization, Shelley Boyes, said the Centre invited them to do a presentation for the evening.
“I'm going to be telling my story and then we're going to have a time of working with the people that are attending the event,” she said. “We're also going to hear from a girl who was in the drug culture in the Swift Current area and is now speaking out against drugs in the city, and in that area.”
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. tonight, with things kicking off at 7 p.m. and running for two hours, with refreshments and door prizes throughout.
The event is free and open to anyone, and Boyes encouraged that anyone who is curious, knows someone who is affected by these issues, or is struggling themselves, attends.
“It will be a really good evening for people to come out and connect, maybe with other people who are in similar situations,” Boyes said. “Our whole goal is just to bring some hope to people.”
Folks can RSVP by emailing email@example.com.