Government Breaks Ground on New Day Program in Rosetown
Health Minister Jim Reiter, on behalf of Social Services Minister Paul Merriman, joined community members, dignitaries and staff from Wheatland Regional Centre to break ground on the site of a new replacement day program in Rosetown.
“This day program will provide 24 spaces for Rosetown and area,” Reiter said. “Our government is proud to partner with community-based organizations, like Wheatland, that do great work supporting people with intellectual disabilities.”
The Government of Saskatchewan is providing $824,000 in funding for this initiative. Annually, Wheatland receives more than $1 million in operational funding from the Ministry of Social Services. Wheatland is a community-based organization supporting people with disabilities. They currently operate two group homes, two supported living programs and a day program.
“Our participants and staff appreciate the many years of support from Rosetown and surrounding communities,” Wheatland Chief Executive Officer Roger Haugen said.
This day program supports the Saskatchewan Disability Strategy by creating residential services for people with intellectual disabilities. Saskatchewan residents and communities that have done work that aligns with the Disability Strategy are encouraged to share their accomplishments using the hashtag #SKDisability.
The Saskatchewan Disability Strategy Facebook page can be found at www.facebook.com/skdisability.