Wadena’s new group home got the grand opening treatment today (Tues).
Kelvington-Wadena MLA Hugh Nerlien, other dignitaries, future residents and their loved ones celebrated the occasion.
Nerlien says in a news release “Today is a happy day for the individuals living here as they get to return to a permanent home and start a new beginning.”
The previous group home, operated by Mallard Diversified Services Inc., was lost in a fire in 2015 after being struck by lightning.
The new home will support six people, including 5 displaced by the fire.
The Saskatchewan government provided funding for the dwelling in the form of a mortgage of up to $869-thousand dollars.
Executive Director of M-D-S-I Ryan Calder thanked the provincial government, in the same news release, for their assistance in turning a catastrophe into a new beginning.
M-D-S-I provides training opportunities, employment and residential options for adults with intellectual disabilities.
They also own and operate two other group homes and a supportive living program.