May 26, 2014 11:27 pm

Special needs day care expanding in Regina

Hope's Home is planning a 90-space day care development in Harbour Landing, with 10 additional supportive living beds and four group home spaces.

Adrian Raaber / Global News

REGINA – One of the country’s largest day cares for children with special needs has the green light to expand in Regina.

Hope’s Home is planning a 90-space day care development in Harbour Landing, with 10 additional supportive living beds and four group home spaces.

Regina city council approved the zoning required the facility on Monday evening.

Hope’s Home already has 78 care spaces in Regina, spread across two locations.

Jacqueline Tisher, Hope’s Home executive director, says nearly half the children in Hope’s Home care have complex needs – which in turn, demand an extensive amount of time from parents and families.

“To have that support through the day was … why we started Hope’s Home,” Tisher said. “It’s allowing parents to be successful, keep their jobs, keep their families.”

The timeline on this Hope’s Home development is two to three years, with work on the group home phase expected to begin this fall.

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