Another group home run by YAIL Harbor has opened in the City of Yorkton.
This is the 5th group home that YAIL Harbor has in the city.
Executive Director Sonya Reviczky is thrilled to see the opening of this group home, located on 3 Wynn Place.
“We always have quite a long wait list of people that are interested in our services,” Reviczky said of the demand. “It’s a good feeling to be able to place somebody and have new individuals to work with and offer them the services they need.”
Reviczky notes what is unique about this home is that the Ministry of Social Services renovated an existing home rather than building one from scratch.
“They (Ministry of Social Services) ended up buying this house and then Sask. Housing re-did the interior – changed up the paint colours and the flooring to what our needs would be – and it’s a beautiful functioning house.” she explained.
The Ministry of Social Services provides more than 433-thousand dollars in annual operational funding for the home.
“It’s because of our community partners like YAIL Harbor that Saskatchewan is closer to becoming a more accessible place where everyone has the supports they need to reach their full potential,” Yorkton MLA Greg Ottenbreit said in a news release.
The province noted in the release that this home supports the Saskatchewan Disability Strategy by creating more residential services for people with intellectual disabilities.
YAIL Harbor has been working with people with intellectual disabilities since 1973.