Group Home for individuals with intellectual disabilities opens in Regina

The Government of Saskatchewan announced the opening of a new group home to support four individuals with intellectual disabilities.

The Saskatchewan Housing Corporation provided more than $1.1 million in capital funding to develop the group home, with the Ministry of Social Services providing $55,000 in start-up funding. The ministry will also offer more than $571,000 in annualized financing to support the group home operations.

“Group homes are key to building welcoming, inclusive communities where everyone can participate,” Social Services Minister Gene Makowsky said. “That is why our government is proud to support the development and operations of this group home. I thank our partners at Chip and Dale Homes for their ongoing commitment to enhancing the quality of life for adults living with intellectual disabilities while also fostering a sense of community and family.”

Chip and Dale Homes Inc., a non-profit organization that has supported individuals with intellectual disabilities in Regina for more than 40 years, will operate the home.

Executive Director of Chip and Dale Homes Inc. Tamara Jackson said they are very excited to welcome four new people to their new home.

“Every person experiencing disability deserves to be supported to live in their community, and we are excited that we can help these individuals achieve the hopes and dreams that they have for their future. It is exciting to see them make new friendships, experience new things and continue to do all the things that are important to them. This project was a long time in the making, and we thank the Ministry of Social Services and Saskatchewan Housing Corporation for their contributions.”

Currently, Chip and Dale Homes Inc. operates 15 group homes supporting 54 individuals, and their day program serves 29 individuals.

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