By: Marketwired, 19 Feb 2014
Accessed on: 20 Feb 2014
Commentary by: Krystal Glowatski
In a show of support and recognition of those living with FASD, a new secure living complex has been opened in Whitehorse, Yukon. This initiative was led by the Options for Independence Society, and supported/funded by the Canadian Government, the Yukon Government, and many community partners.
“This facility will provide a safe environment for some of our most vulnerable citizens who face real challenges. I am happy that as a government we are able to assist more people who are in need of this type of support,” said Minister of Health and Social Services, Doug Graham. “The opening of the new building also demonstrates this government’s commitment to providing services to those in need in this community.”
Many key partners funded this project, and the result is 14 new housing units for individuals affected by FASD. Once safe and affordable housing is achieved for individuals with FASD, the focus can shift to their more pressing needs (for example connecting to community resources).