Left to right, Education Minister Don Morgan, Saskatoon Housing Initiatives Partnership’s Shaun Dyck, Saskatoon developer Wally Mah, EGADZ Don Meikle and Saskatoon Mayor Don Atchison were on hand to make the Sweet Dreams home expansion announcement.
The Sweet Dreams Home in Saskatoon for at-risk single moms is making room for more mothers and their children.
The federal government, province and the City of Saskatoon announced a $581,000 expansion that will see the addition of a 22-space daycare and four more bedrooms.
Construction will get underway earlier in the New Year at the EGADZ Saskatoon home.
Executive Director Don Meikle says the EGADZ program has come a long way in its 25-year history.
“What we’re really proud though is that we’ve grown based on need, it’s not just to get a program going but it’s an actual need,” he said. “For us childcare for some of our moms has been extremely challenging.”
The provincial government provided $355,000, the federal government $207,000 and the City of Saskatoon kicked in $19,000 to the project.