Released on March 12, 2020
Today, Corrections and Policing Minister Christine Tell on behalf of Social Services Minister Paul Merriman and CBI Health (CBI) celebrated the grand opening of three new group homes in Regina.
The group homes will support 10 people with emerging needs in the community, including six former residents transitioning from Valley View Center. The government provided more than $1.39 million to support the residents in these homes.
“We applaud the accomplishments of CBI Health for supporting the inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities in Saskatchewan,” Tell said. “It’s a great privilege to work together with CBI to ensure that the needs of these individuals are being met as they enjoy their new homes and neighbourhoods.”
CBI has been supporting people since 1974. Currently, CBI supports 200 people in 75 residential homes and facilities throughout Saskatchewan and Manitoba and approximately 265 individuals across the country. The province provides CBI with more than $4.5 million in total funding for the 2019-20 fiscal year to help support people with intellectual disabilities.
“We are so proud to provide programs and support for those who have different needs and help them achieve their maximum potential,” CBI Health Director of Operations Specialized Community Services Lisa Farmer said. “We want to thank the Minister, our partners at Community Living Service Delivery and the local community for their support and their warm welcome as we expand our services in Regina.”
These three new group homes support 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 information on how to access supports for intellectual disabilities, please contact the Community Living Service Delivery office nearest you or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can find the nearest office at www.saskatchewan.ca/residents/family-and-social-support/find-a-social-services-office.
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