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A respite center for caregivers in Chicoutimi

Caregivers in the region will be eligible for more support. Gilles-Carle House and the Marc Denis Children’s Foundation Respite Center will open their doors in Chicoutimi in June 2019.
The Minister responsible for Seniors and Caregivers, Marguerite Blais, accompanied by the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Minister responsible for the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region and Member of Parliament for Chicoutimi, Andrée Laforest, announced the conversion of the former hospice home in Chicoutimi into a home for caregivers.

The Marc Denis Children’s Foundation, set up by the former NHL hockey player and his wife, Marie-Josée Gagnon, will purchase Maison Notre-Dame to donate it to Hébergement Plus, the organization that supports the project. This donation, worth $ 225,000, will allow the development of 9 to 13 rooms to provide respite to caregivers in the region. Three rooms will be reserved for young people with disabilities and their parents, to meet the mission of the Marc Denis Children’s Foundation which aims to improve the quality of life of children in the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region.

The Government of Quebec will provide the appropriate care and services to the occupants as soon as the house and the respite center are opened.

More details to come.

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Alan Carter
Alan Carter
Alan Carter has been a reporter on the news desk since 2015. Before that she wrote about young adolescents and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Koz Post, Alan Carter worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella.