November 08, 2019

Province Celebrates New Group Home In Estevan

Today, Government Relations Minister and Estevan MLA Lori Carr, on behalf of Social Services Minister Paul Merriman, celebrated the grand opening of a new group home in Estevan.

The group home, operated by Estevan Diversified Services, will support three former residents from Valley View Centre, and one person with emerging needs from the community.

“Our government is happy to welcome four people to their new home today,” Carr said.  “I’d like to thank Estevan Diversified Services for the valuable work they do in supporting people with intellectual disabilities in our community.”

Estevan Diversified Services has been supporting people since 1990.  The government provides Estevan Diversified Services with more than $3 million annually to help support people with intellectual disabilities.  The agency operates four group homes, a group living home, a supported independent living program and a day program.

“This new group home means so much to our agency and to the people we serve, as it allows us to widen our services and better support individuals who have higher physical needs,” Estevan Diversified Services Acting Executive Director Trisha Salmers said.  “This is not something we were able to do under our current residential services.  As always, we are very thankful for the support we receive from the ministry, as well as our community.”

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.