It's a true partnership. Henry Wall from the district services board says a new program in Dryden will help families in need.
"It's going to require a huge commitment on the participant's part," he says. "Then again, the idea is that -- from the social assistance perspective -- is when participants graduate from the program, they will be prepared for a job and a career that isn 't just a minimum wage job."
The program is designed for single mothers and their children. The former Pinewood school will serve as their home, as community partners provide supports for the families.
The support services include child care, housing, social assistance and any other necessary supports, including education. Wall adds the property is in ideal location in the community situated near downtown.
The planning for the project has been underway for more than five years.
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