Construction is beginning on a new group home for adults with intellectual disabilities in the northern village of Creighton.

Sod-turning took place this afternoon.

The group home will provide five clients who require higher levels of support with 24-hour supervision and assistance with daily living tasks. Additionally, two self-contained units will provide supported independent living programming for two clients.

“Christian Horizons is excited to bring supported independent living, group home and community programming support to Creighton,” Saskatchewan North Christian Horizons Area Manager Hilary Sandell-Atkins said. “These services will support seven individuals who experience disability to reach personal goals, grow relationships and share their unique gifts with the larger community. Communities thrive when everybody belongs. We can’t wait to see what the future holds for the people we will be serving in Creighton.”

The Ministry of Social Services has provided approximately $2.2 million in capital funding for the project.

(Photo of Creighton.)