Construction is set to begin on a new group home in Lloydminster.
Located in the downtown area and operated by the Bea Fisher Centre, the home will be for individuals with intellectual disabilities. Lloydminster MLA, Colleen Young, was in attendance to break ground at the future site, on behalf of the Social Services Minister and Minister Responsible for the Saskatchewan Housing Corporation, Donna Harpauer.
Young says that investing in the new home is one way the government can help to improve the lives of people experiencing disabilities and it will allow the Bea Fisher Centre to strengthen their programs.
The total cost of the project is 1.17 million dollars with the Government providing $250,000 plus a mortgage of up to $900,000. The Bea Fisher Centre has contributed $250,000, including $95,000 for the value of the land.
The Bea Fisher Centre has supported individuals with intellectual disabilities since 1972. For more information about The Bea Fisher Centre, please visit www.beafisher.com