Egadz takes steps to reunite moms and children
Sylvia Henry's two young boys run through their brand new house in Stonebridge.
"This is a new experience to me, so it's pretty new to me and I'm pretty excited about it," said the single mom.
Baby Steps and Mah's place are Egadz programs in Saskatoon that aim to reunite moms with their children in foster care.
"I got my own room, my kids got their own bedrooms. We got an upstairs and a downstairs, washer and dryer - we got everything," she said.
Funding from the province and a generous donation from North Ridge Developments made the brand new homes a reality.
"Coming in here and seeing that it's clean and safe and that everyone is treated with respect and dignity I know is going to make a difference to the mothers and to the children," said minister of social services, June Draude.
It's important for children to know they have a place in the world and that government cannot do the job alone, said Draude.
"It makes me proud to know that there's communities willing to partner with government to make a difference to children."
For Henry, going to school and working towards gaining custody of her two oldest children are her next priorities, but she plans to take things day by day.
Living with several other mom's and their children under one roof has its challenges, said Henry.
"But you get through it, you get past the hard times and you all work together and live together. It's just like a family, you help each other out as best you can"
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