News Release - May 13, 1999
RAIL CITY INDUSTRIES OF MELVILLE RECEIVES ADDITIONAL FUNDING
Social Services Minister Harry Van Mulligen today announced that Rail
City Industries of Melville has received $27,720 in additional annual
funding. This will enable the agency to provide additional support to
intellectually-disabled people in the community and help achieve the
goal of ensuring individuals are able to participate as fully as
possible in society.
"We are continuing to invest in quality services for individuals with
intellectual challenges," Van Mulligen said. "Community-based
organizations are our partners in helping ensure people with
intellectual disabilities achieve a better quality of life in the
Rail City Industries provides vocational and residential support
services to Melville and area residents.
In 1999/2000, Social Services is providing more than $39 million to
community-based organizations that operate programs and services for
intellectually-disabled individuals, an increase of 8.9 per cent over
last year. Community-based organizations deliver a wide range of
early childhood intervention, vocational, respite, residential and
other community-based services for people with intellectual
disabilities in Saskatchewan.
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