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Opening Saskatoon’s First Medically Inclusive Child Care Center – Partner Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital Foundation

SASKATOON, SK
June 15, 2023
HOPE’S HOME IS OPENING SASKATOON’S FIRST MEDICALLY INCLUSIVE CHILD CARE CENTER WITH KICKOFF GIFT FROM JIM PATTISON CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL FOUNDATION

Hope’s Home Announcement

As the only medically inclusive child care center in Canada, Hope’s Home provides care where kids with complex medical and typical needs learn, grow and thrive. With on-site nurses that provide medical care to children, Hope’s Home is a national leader filling a gap that exists in child and infant healthcare. Since 2005, Hope’s Home has been supporting families outside of a hospital setting in Regina, Warman and Prince Albert.

Hope’s Home will be expanding medically inclusive child care to Saskatoon and kicked off a capital campaign with a special gift announcement from Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital Foundation.
To continue providing the best care for children with complex medical needs across Saskatchewan, Hope’s Home is launching “There’s No Place Like Hope” capital campaign, with an $8 million fundraising goal to open Saskatoon’s first medically inclusive child care center in 2024. Renovations are currently underway at 217 Fairmont Drive.

“For many years, there has been a significant need for accessible child care in Saskatoon for families raising children with complex medical needs,” says Jacqueline Tisher, Founder and CEO of Hope’s Home. “Through the support of the Ministries of Education, Social Services, and Health and Saskatchewan Health Authority, we are excited to open this new center and to make a difference in the lives of Saskatoon families who need it most.”

The Partnership

To provide the best health care for kids with critically complex medical needs beyond the walls of the hospital, Saskatchewan’s Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital Foundation (JPCHF) is partnering with Hope’s Home to provide specialized medical, therapy, sensory, and accessible equipment as well as programs that are necessary and vital to meet the diverse needs of the kids that both organizations serve. This partnership also places a family-focused approach with a daytime respite option for families and caregivers outside Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital.

Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital Foundation is proud to partner with Hope’s Home by providing a $700,000 gift towards the specialized pediatric equipment and accessible medical fixtures required within this unique facility. In addition, JPCHF received a donor-designated gift of $300,000 in support of caring for critically complex pediatric health care needs and programming for Hope’s Home.

Brynn Boback-Lane, President & CEO of Saskatchewan’s Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital Foundation stated, “As a provincial Foundation, working with Hope’s Home showcases collaboration that has a direct impact on the health of Saskatchewan kids. Hope’s Home is an arm of provincial children’s health care, aligning with our Foundation’s mission, strategic directions and demonstrates that through the fostering of collaborative support, we can promote and positively improve health for our province’s children. A heartfelt thank you to Bev and Duane Smith for your generous commitment in recognizing the work of both organizations and enabling a continuum of care opportunity through our collective efforts.”

“For many years, Bev and I have been supporters of the Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital Foundation. It is our desire to support leading edge provincial organizations focused on the needs of children and this partnership between JPCHF and Hope’s Home meets our personal philanthropic goals. The JPCHF’s purpose is to focus on the whole needs of the child and the arm of support from Hope’s Home, absolutely fits with the common purpose these two organizations share. We are thrilled to see a one-of-a-kind facility in Canada provide an environment where children with very complex medical needs are given a chance to learn, thrive and make friends while at the same time assisting their families with the physical and emotional stress they experience. This partnership is also an exceptional example where people across the province can come together to find innovative solutions and take action to meet the critical care and respite needs of children and their families,” said Bev and Duane Smith. “We are so thankful for our partnership with Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital Foundation and the work we have been able to accomplish together across the province and now in Saskatoon as we care for children with complex medical needs.” said Jacqueline Tisher, Founder & CEO, Hope’s Home.

 

“There’s No Place Like Hope” Capital Campaign

With renovations underway, a total of $9.4 million is needed to bring inclusive child care to Saskatoon. The Government of Saskatchewan’s, Ministry of Education has provided funding to support this new licensed medically inclusive child care center. Thanks to these partnerships and with the generosity of the community, $3 million has been raised towards the “There’s No Place Like Hope” capital campaign to date. Together, we are all meeting the unique needs of our children.

The new Saskatoon location will feature two separate centers caring for 144 kids ages 6 weeks to 6 years old. Spaces will be held for kids with complex medical needs making this center an extension of pediatric healthcare. On-site nursing care, early childhood educators, developmental workers, and physical development consultants will provide Saskatoon families with a safe and inclusive environment where children receive the care they need.

To learn more and to support the “There’s No Place Like Hope” capital campaign visit hopeshome.org.
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Hope’s Home Media Inquiries
Danielle Bradnam
Marketing and Communication Manager
Hope’s Home
306.992.2184
Dbradnam@hopeshome.org

 

Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital Foundation Media Inquiries:
Haley Buhs
Communications Director
Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital Foundation
306.931.9701
haley@pattisonchildrens.ca