Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Saskatchewan Puts Up Money to Keep Housing for Drug-Addicted Women

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Saskatchewan Puts Up Money to Keep Housing for Drug-Addicted Women

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More money to house women in drug treatment

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REGINA - The Saskatchewan government is spending $200,000 to keep the doors open at a residence for drug-addicted women in trouble with the law.

Kate's Place in Regina is an alternative to jail for women who are in treatment while serving community sentences for drug convictions.

Funding for the two-year federal pilot project was not renewed last spring.

The province offered transitional financing to keep the residence open through the summer and fall, but it faced closure this month.

Kate's Place was started by the Salvation Army in 2012.

Justice Minister Gordon Wyant says keeping the facility open is beneficial for everyone in the community.

For example, four women who were pregnant when they moved into Kate's Place gave birth to healthy, drug-free babies. …

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