New Group Home to be Built in Wilkie
The Government of Saskatchewan is providing $200,000 for the construction of a new group home for Prairie Branches in Wilkie. Once complete, it will be home to five people with intellectual disabilities.
“Our community partners play a large role in creating inclusive and accessible communities in Saskatchewan,” Cut Knife-Turtleford MLA Ryan Domotor said on behalf of Social Services Minister Lori Carr. “I want to thank Prairie Branches for their commitment to supporting people with intellectual disabilities in our province and for providing quality group home services.”
Prairie Branches currently supports 32 people living in their group homes, 14 people in their supported living program, 55 in day programs, and 30 in vocational settings in the communities of Wilkie, Unity, Biggar and Kerrobert.
“We are pleased to have this wonderful addition to our growing agency,” Prairie Branches Executive Director Eunice Washkowsky said. “Prairie Branches strives to provide quality care and support for the residents and participants in our programs. Thank you to all of the government agencies, the Government of Saskatchewan, SARC and the Town of Wilkie for partnering with us. This initiative is essential for enhancing the lives of adults with disabilities for many years to come.”
This new group home supports the Saskatchewan Disability Strategy by creating more 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.
For information on how to access supports for intellectual disabilities, please contact the Community Living Service Delivery office nearest you or e-mail [email protected]. You can find the nearest office at www.saskatchewan.ca/residents/family-and-social-support/find-a-social-services-office.