Cape Breton adults with intellectual and physical disabilities orlong-term mental illnesses now have a new place to call home. Community Services Minister David Morse officially opened the newMacDonald Hall today, April 15, in Inverness, Cape Breton. “The building represents a new beginning for MacDonald Hallresidents and their families,” said Mr. Morse. “Through thismodern and beautiful centre, residents will continue to receivethe care they require while staying in the community and close totheir families.” The new community home was built to replace an older building andwill offer greater accessibility, home-like comforts and amplegreen space. Residents from the original MacDonald Hall have nowmoved to the space, which accommodates up to 13 people. Onerespite bed is also available to provide relief to familiescaring for an adult with disabilities in their home. “We’re very pleased to see our plans for the new building come tolife,” said Leo Cox, chair of the MacDonald Hall constructioncommittee. “The new MacDonald Hall was designed with theresidents in mind, and will be a welcome addition to thecommunity.” MacDonald Hall was constructed for just under its $600,000budget, and operational funding is provided under the Servicesfor Persons with Disabilities program. Formerly known as theCommunity Supports for Adults program, the program is voluntaryand provides residential supports for about 3,100 Nova Scotians.Services under the program include group homes, small-optionhomes, adult residential centres, direct family support,supervised apartments and adult service centres.
New Group Home Opens in Inverness County
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