The Scattered Site Outreach Program in La Ronge has reopened after closing in early July.

At the time of closing, Ron Woytowich, executive director of the Kikinahk Friendship Centre which oversees the outreach program, cited lack of funding among other reasons as to why they needed to close the doors.

Woytowich said they will now receive provincial funding for the program.

He said the program is important and needed in La Ronge, which is why the organization is happy they are able to reopen its doors to clients.

“We’re happy that it is (open),” Woytowich said “The bottom line is that Scattered Site is a very integral part of La Ronge.”

Woytowich said he wishes the program received the same type of funding as shelters in cities do.

“We are the same as a city when it comes to people that are, what we call, disenfranchised and do not have a place to live or a permanent place. It’s something that I wish we were receiving the same funding as the cities.”

The program relaunched on July 13.

Woytowich said they have rehired the two permanent staff members.