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Province providing money to keep Regina’s Kate’s Place open

The Government of Saskatchewan is providing $200,000 to keep Kate’s Place going.
The Government of Saskatchewan is providing $200,000 to keep Kate’s Place going. Google Streetview

REGINA – The Province is providing a little extra help to Regina’s Kate’s Place to ensure the doors stay open.

The Government of Saskatchewan is providing $200,000 to keep Kate’s Place going.

Kate’s Place, which is operated by the Salvation Army, provides safe, stable, and supportive housing for woman enrolled in the Regina Drug Treatment Court.

“Without this investment, Kate’s Place would have closed its doors at the beginning of the month,” Justice Minister and Attorney General Gordon Wyant said.

“Now, there will be continued support so that women can live substance-free, maintain work or schooling and raise their children. We are thrilled to be part of this program’s future.”

Kate’s Place offers supervised housing for up to 11 women who are in the process of completing addictions treatment. These women would otherwise be serving custodial sentences.

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“The Salvation Army is grateful for the continued confidence shown to us by the Government of Saskatchewan as we provide much needed services to people in need,” area commander for the Salvation Army Major Mike Hoeft said.

“The funding of Kate’s Place will help the women in our program make positive changes in their lives.”

The Salvation Army started the program in 2012 as a two-year test project after receiving funding from the federal government.