From Saskatchewan Ministry of Social Services Approved Private Service Home Fact Sheet:
Approved Private Service Home Program
The Approved Private Service Home Program is part of Community Living Service Delivery in the Ministry of Social Services or part of the Ministry of Health through Mental Health and Addictions Services.
An Approved Private Service Home is a private home that provides a family atmosphere for people with intellectual disabilities. Some individuals may also have a physical disability. These homes make it possible for people with disabilities to enjoy a meaningful life through family living in the community and to develop social, recreational and living skills.
Approved Private Service Homes were introduced in the 1960’s as an alternative to institutional living for persons with mental illnesses, cognitive disabilities, and sometimes limited mobility. There are approximately 400 of these private service homes throughout the province of Saskatchewan.
Our approved private service home providers bring experience, knowledge and most importantly, their sustained commitment to make homes for their residents in communities across Saskatchewan. The care we provide begins with creating and maintaining a welcoming environment for the residents. Beyond this, our approved private service home providers work with SAPH to ensure residents receive services tailored to meet their individual needs.
An approved private service home is a very unique setting for people with disabilities. From offering help with life skills to ensuring medications are taken as prescribed, we provide a strong, safe place for residents to live with dignity, in the assurance that their privacy will be respected.
If you would like more information on the various agencies and organizations that SAPH co-ordinates services with, please visit our Resources page.