October 02, 2019

New Group Home Opens in Regina

Four people with intellectual disabilities will have a new place to call home thanks to the grand opening of a new Chip and Dale group home in Regina.

The Ministry of Social Services is providing Chip and Dale Homes $334,025 in operational funding for this project, as well as more than $6.5 million in annual funding to operate 14 residential service projects and day programs.  Funding for in-home nursing in Regina is being supported by the Saskatchewan Health Authority.

“Our government is pleased to work with Chip and Dale Homes to support people with intellectual disabilities in Regina,” Social Services Minister Paul Merriman said.  “Chip and Dale has been supporting people with intellectual disabilities, their families and communities since 1983.  We sincerely thank them for the important work they do each day to help build inclusive communities.”

“We are pleased to support the improved quality of life for people with complex medical needs,” Health Minister Jim Reiter said.  “It is partnerships such as these that build stronger communities through locally-delivered, high-quality care.”

“Chip and Dale Homes Inc. is excited about this project, which includes for the first time a partnership with the Ministry of Health,” Chip and Dale Homes Inc. Chairperson Wayne Thrasher said.  “This partnership assists us in meeting the complex medical needs of persons with intellectual disabilities in the community setting.”

This new group home supports the Saskatchewan Disability Strategy by creating residential services for people with 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.

For more information on how to access supports for intellectual disabilities, please contact the Community Living Service Delivery office nearest you at www.saskatchewan.ca/residents/family-and-social-support/find-a-social-services-office or email clsd.info@gov.sk.ca.