The Government of Saskatchewan is committing $200,000 for construction of a new group home in Wilkie that will house five people with intellectual disabilities.
The home will be run by Prairie Branches which provides supportive living programs in the communities of Wilkie, Unity, Biggar and Kerrobert. The organizations currently supports 32 people in group homes, 14 in their supportive living program, 55 in day programs and 30 in vocational settings.
Prairie Branches Executive Director Eunice Washkowsky thanks the provincial government, the Saskatchewan Association of Rehabilitation Centres and the Town of Wilkie for their support.
“We are pleased to have this wonderful addition to our growing agency. Prairie Branches strives to provide quality care and support for the residents and participants in our programs. This initiative is essential for enhancing the lives of adults with disabilities for many years to come.”
The new home falls in line with the Saskatchewan Disability Strategy which aims to create more residential services for people with intellectual disabilities.