June 14, 2014 7:59 pm

Province invests $49K to help troubled Saskatchewan youth

The Saskatchewan government announced it will provide $49,000 to Kids Help Phone to continue their work supporting youth in Saskatchewan.

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SASKATOON – Saskatchewan announced it is renewing its funding for Kids Help Phone on Friday.

The province marked the 25th anniversary of the service by donating $49,000.

This funding will be used for outreach initiatives which include engaging students and teachers and raising awareness about the services Kids Help Phone provides.

“The Government of Saskatchewan remains committed to helping create safe and accepting environments where our children are free from all forms of bullying and violence,” said Russ Marchuk, Regina Douglas Park MLA.

Marchuk stressed the value of Kids Help Phone in the community, adding that kids need to remember they are not alone.

In 2013, 178 Saskatchewan communities used Kids Help Phone via 1-800-668-6868.

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