St.Amant is shifting to a health care centre, with nearly a million dollars in support.
A $950,000 donation from the Winnipeg Foundation will increase the centre’s capacity to deliver services to people with developmental disabilities, autism, acquired brain injury and fetal alcohol spectrum disorder.
“As St.Amant shifts from one of the last developmental centres in Canada to a health-care centre, we as a community need to look at the web of support available and ensure that we can help children and adults with developmental disabilities, autism, acquired brain injuries and fetal alcohol spectrum disorders to live healthy lives with the most comprehensive and person-centred services possible,” St.Amant president John Leggat said in a release.
Step one: A community health care clinic for people with developmental disabilities. Medical students will train there to learn about disabilities. From there, the centre will work on three further projects: transitioning people from long-term care to the community, a continuum of respite services and a crisis stabilization unit.
One of the living spaces at 440 River Road will be transitioned to meet long-term care standards, as the facility becomes a place for people in crisis or with complex medical needs.
Disclaimer: The views and opinions in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of Edmonton and Area Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Network.