News Release - May 13, 1999
MOOSE JAW DIVERSIFIED SERVICES RECEIVES ADDITIONAL FUNDING
Glenn Hagel, MLA for Moose Jaw North today announced on behalf of
Social Services Minister Harry Van Mulligen that Moose Jaw Diversified
Services has received $12,630 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," Hagel said. "Community-based organizations
are our partners in helping ensure people with intellectual
disabilities achieve a better quality of life in the community."
Moose Jaw Diversified Services has served the day program needs of
people with intellectual challenges in Moose Jaw and area since the
early 1970s. It currently offers services through a sheltered
workshop, an activity centre, and developmental and activity programs.
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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