The Government of Saskatchewan is providing support to the Saskatoon Tribal Council’s (STC) Sawêyihtotân Project.

In a media release sent out Wednesday morning the province announced they would be providing the STC $350,000 to fund the project for another year.

The Sawêyihtotân project aims to help people who are struggling with homelessness and also have complex needs. The project involves working with people when they first experience homelessness with support continuing until long term housing is found. Besides housing assistance, the Sawêyihtotân project as well does outreach services, which includes daily health check ins and meal delivery.

STC Tribal Chief Mark Arcand said the Tribal Council is committed to working to help all people who are dealing with a range of issues.

“STC remains committed to being part of the solution to break down barriers related to mental illness, addictions, income and safe housing support,” he said.

Speaking on behalf of the provincial government, Social Services Minister Gene Makowsky said the province is looking forward to continuing their work with the Tribal Council.

“We will continue to to work with STC as part of our objective to help people participate in their communities and become self-sufficient to the best of their abilities,” he said.

The funding from the province will allow the Sawêyihtotân Project to operate for another year.