The building is named after an AIDS afflicted physician Dr. Peter Jepson-Young, who worked with the AIDS stricken people of Vancouver in the early 1990s. The 30,000 sq. ft. centre at Comox and Thurlow consists of a new, four-storey concrete building attached to and incorporating an existing heritage house. The new building has one level of parking, a two-level day centre, and two levels of supportive housing. The components of the day centre, divided between the first two floors of the new building, include treatment, counseling, therapy, and recreation rooms. Each residential level has 11 self-contained residential units as well as a small short-stay room. The house was added to and renovated in keeping with the programmatic requirements of the Foundation. In consideration of the adjacent Mole Hill block revitalization, the street façade of the house was restored to its original materials and colours.
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