Community Connections

  • January 14, 2015

    This is our Community a Celebration of Cultures

    Community Connections is pleased to invite you to our 4th annual event "This is our Community a Celebration of Cultures".  This event will be held on March 15, 2015 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the Glencairn Neighborhood Centre - 2626 Dewdney Ave. East

    Read more ...  
  • September 14, 2012

    Special Olympic Truck Convoy & Truck Pull

    A TRUCK CONVOY of close to 70 trucks with large trailers left Saskatoon in the morning and arrived in Regina at the Turvey Centre at 1pm.

    Read more ...  
  • September 8, 2012

    Canadian Paraplegic Association Relay

    I was honoured to attend and bring greetings to this fun event

    Read more ...  
  • Chinese Freemasons of Regina

    We were pleased to attend their 4th Anniversary Banquet and Celebration

    Read more ...  
  • June 23, 2012

    Aboriginal Day Live & Celebration

    I had the honor of attending the Opening Ceremonies of the National Aboriginal Day Live & Celebrations.

    Read more ...  
  • K+S Potash Legacy Mine Ground Breaking Ceremony

    K+S Legacy Project near Bethune, Saskatchewan

    Read more ...  
  • Feed the Kids Night

    At North Central Family Centre.

    Read more ...  

NEW GROUP HOME OPENS IN SWIFT CURRENT

Released on August 18, 2016

Premier Brad Wall was joined by families, local dignitaries and citizens in Swift Current today to welcome three residents into a new Southwest Homes group home.

“When we were first elected there were 440 people with intellectual disabilities in our province waiting for homes, about 20 people in the Swift Current area alone,” Wall said.  “Although the original list of people now have homes, there are a few people waiting on the wait list in our area.  There’s always more work to do.  Our government will continue to make it a priority to build homes for all of those in Saskatchewan with intellectual disabilities.”

 

Southwest Homes has provided services for individuals with intellectual disabilities in Swift Current since 1974.  They offer residential and vocational programs for both children and adults, and deliver high-quality services that recognize each individual’s strengths and enhance their opportunities to learn and grow.


“Southwest Homes is pleased to have the support of the Ministry of Social Services that has allowed us to open this lovely home to these wonderful individuals,” Southwest Homes Executive Director Susie Eidem said.  “They are very happy here and are excited to enjoy the many activities of downtown throughout the summer.  Our agency continues to provide supports that focus on dignity and respect where individuals can pursue their dreams and interests.  Thank you so much to everyone in the community who make Swift Current a wonderful place to live.”

“Our government applauds the accomplishments of Southwest Homes for their great work providing quality and sustainable services that meet the needs of Saskatchewan people experiencing disability,” Wall said.

The Government of Saskatchewan committed $577,848 in annual funding for this group home.

-30-

For more information, contact:

Leya Moore
Social Services
Regina
Phone: 306-787-3610
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Cell: 306-519-7835
Submit to FacebookSubmit to Google PlusSubmit to TwitterSubmit to LinkedIn