French-language Community Home for Persons with Disabilities in Clare

Community Services/Acadian Affairs

April 28, 2017 6:16 PM

Clare will have a new four-bed community option home for Acadian and francophone Nova Scotians with disabilities.

Government is investing about $400,000 annually to build and operate the new home in Meteghan.

“Acadian and francophone Nova Scotians with disabilities and their families want to be supported in their first language in the communities where they are from,” said Gordon Wilson, MLA, on behalf of Community Services Minister Joanne Bernard. “I am pleased to announce this funding so they can live close to family and friends and maintain their vibrant culture.”

“These young adults will be able to live as independently as possible in their own community,” said Joanne Deveau, a parent from the community of Clare. “A group of parents from this area has been working for the past six years to make this project happen.”

The Department of Community Services is committed to providing Nova Scotians with disabilities with safe places to live and work within the communities they call home. The project is in the early planning stages. It is part of a $2.1 million investment in this year’s budget for the Disability Support Program to design, develop and open four new small options homes over the next year.


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     Clare will have a new four-bed community option home for

Acadian and francophone Nova Scotians with disabilities.

     Government is investing about $400,000 annually to build

and operate the new home in Meteghan.

     The project is in the early planning stages. It is part of

a two-point-one-million dollar investment in this year’s budget

to design, develop and open four new small options homes for

Nova Scotians with disabilities over the next year.

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