The province has approved capital funding worth approximately $1 million to help children and families in need in Saskatoon, Regina, Moose Jaw and Swift Current.
The Social Services Ministry announced the money on Nov. 29. It is aimed at improving access to residential and emergency support.
"Since taking office, our government has been unwavering in its commitment to the health and well-being of children and families," Social Services Minister June Draude said in a news release. "In partnership with community-based organizations across the province, we will continue to deliver on that commitment – moving Saskatchewan forward by ensuring a safe, healthy and prosperous future for all of our children."
The province will provide funding for:
• STC Urban First Nations Services Inc. of Saskatoon. They will receive $500,000 toward the purchase, renovation and furnishing of a building to serve as a 10-space emergency receiving resource for children aged 12 and younger.
• Salvation Army in Regina. It will get $200,000 to purchase, renovate and furnish a residential peer home for up to five female youth ages 15 to 18 who are pregnant or caring for their babies.
• YWCA of Regina. It is getting $150,000 to renovate and expand the YWCA KITS Home. This site provides emergency receiving services for children aged 12 and younger. The upgrade will include fire doors and a sprinkler system.
• Southwest Homes Inc. of Swift Current. It is receiving $125,000 toward the purchase and renovation of a home for three children with disabilities aged 12 and who require a supportive living environment.
• Moose Jaw Families for Change Inc. The province is providing $50,000 toward the purchase of a residence for a male teen with challenging needs who needs to be placed outside the main foster care system. Two adult males with intellectual disabilities will also live at the home.