News Release - May 13, 1999
ESTEVAN DIVERSIFIED SERVICES RECEIVES ADDITIONAL FUNDING
Larry Ward, MLA for Estevan today announced on behalf of Social
Services Minister Harry Van Mulligen that Estevan Diversified Services
has received $6,260 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," Ward said. "Community-based organizations
are our partners in helping ensure people with intellectual
disabilities achieve a better quality of life in the community."
Estevan Diversified Services operates a sheltered workshop, an
activity centre, group homes, group living programs, independent and
apartment living programs, and a long term employment initiative for
residents in Estevan and area.
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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