Participation Support Services had a lot to celebrate at its annual popular assembly this week.
The employer, which helps more than 350 human beings with a bodily disability or complicated health care want, unveiled a brand new accessible van and officially opened a brand new home at Stedman House at the grounds of the St. Joseph’s Lifecare Centre on Wayne Gretzky Parkway. Stedman House will provide housing to seven PSS customers.
“The Stedman house is a super, relaxed small home that suits the needs of individuals who require supportive housing,” said Sherry Kerr, PSS govt director. “We’re extremely joyful to have entered right into a partnership with St. Joseph’s and Rotary Sunrise to make it a domestic for seven human beings.”
The new home will unfastened up area for PSS to once more provide emergency housing. The enterprise provides supportive dwelling at 10 Bell Lane, 255 Colborne St. And forty Queen St.
Stedman House is the website online of the unique Stedman Community Hospice which opened in 2004. It has not been used as a residence on the grounds that Hankinson House, the new home of the hospice, opened in 2014.
Extensive renovations, completed by using St. Joseph’s, have been required to to fulfill up to date Fire Code policies. Rotary Sunrise contributed $125,000 to help buy system needed to accommodate the brand new residents.
Under the partnership, PSS is leasing Stedman House.
The custom van could be used to move PPS customers.
“Both initiatives are the end result of our fantastic companions and friends in the community,” Kerr said. “We’re very thankful for our many buddies who apprehend the demanding situations of acquiring reachable housing and transportation.”
The van price $seventy two,803 and took six months to modify.
The listing of participants to the task consists of The Cowan Foundation, Brantford Power’s annual fundraising fish fry, the Roger and Edith Davis Foundation, the Samuel Stedman Foundation, Rotary Club of Brantford and Rotary Club of Brantford – Sunrise. As properly, donations to the assignment have been made inside the memory of Olga Kalynowysh and Ian MaGuire and through the Jarislowsky Fraser Donor Advised Foundation.