What is H.U.G.S.?
H.U.G.S. is a 3-year program funded by the BC Government for Japanese Canadian Internment Survivors in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia impacted by the displacement and internment from March 7, 1941 – April 1, 1949.
It is a short term service that can help Japanese Canadian Internment Survivors navigate their health and wellness needs through government and community programs and private services.
What does H.U.G.S. do?
H.U.G.S. provides a health care and community resource navigation service to eligible Survivors to meet their urgent health and wellness needs. We guide clients to resources in their area and help them make a plan of action. We can assist with:
- Navigating both BC funded and non-funded community resources
- Planning for health and housing needs
- Supporting estate planning
- Guiding clients to groups and services
*One-time limited financial assistance may be available for services not covered by the government.