Construction of New Second-Stage Housing to Support Women and Children in Meadow Lake

Women and children fleeing interpersonal violence will soon have access to new affordable rental units in Meadow Lake in part thanks to investments by the governments of Canada and Saskatchewan. Today, Minister of Trade and Export Development and MLA for Meadow Lake Jeremy Harrison, on behalf of Minister of Social Services and Minister Responsible for Saskatchewan Housing Corporation Gene Makowsky, joined representatives from Meadow Lake Tribal Council (MLTC) to announce the construction of a second-stage fourplex to house women and children affected by interpersonal violence.

Second stage housing provides safe, affordable, longer-term support for women and their children to break the cycle of violence and help them rebuild their lives. Clients receive counselling, connections to education and employment and programs for their children.  The new fourplex will include four three-bedroom affordable rental units. Three units will be rented to families, and one will be rented by the room to three individuals. Support services will be provided to residents by MLTC and other community-based organizations.

MLTC also operates the Waskoosis Shelter in Meadow Lake. The new second-stage units will provide stability and support to women and children affected by violence, and make way for new admissions to Waskoosis.  Construction of the new fourplex is expected to be complete in spring 2025.

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