July 04, 2019

Valley View Residents Move Into New Regina Group Home

Today, Parks, Culture and Sport Minister Gene Makowsky, on behalf of Social Services Minister Paul Merriman joined community members, dignitaries and group home residents in Regina to celebrate the grand opening of a new Clare Parker Homes group home.

The home will provide residential supports for four former residents of Valley View Centre.  The Government of Saskatchewan provided $465,343 in annual funding for the home.

“We are excited to welcome four people to their new home in Regina today,” Makowsky said.  “I’d like to thank Clare Parker Homes for their work in supporting people with disabilities in our province.”

The government provides more than $3.7 million in annual funding to Clare Parker Homes to provide residential supports for people with intellectual disabilities.

“Clare Parker Homes aims to provide high-quality supported living options for people experiencing disability,” Clare Parker Homes Executive Director Rosa Smith said.  “The agency has been providing support since 1977 in the community.  We are so excited to welcome these four women to our agency and our community.  The team works toward creating a great life with the women.  Witnessing their everyday connections is truly incredible and continues to inspire us to do the work that we do, as well as expand our services.”

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.