Last month Pulford Community Living Services broke ground on a new fully wheelchair accessible home in Winnipeg. The home is being built by Hearth Homes and it is a very exciting moment for us and a perfect way to kick off a new year.

Later this year another home will be built in the city as well, with the current home on the land Pulford purchased slated for demolition.

The first home is being constructed now and will be finished sometime before the summer. Hearth Homes has been fantastic to work with thus far and we’re looking forward to continuing our partnership with them on future homes we will break ground on. Their work, which is extremely important and technical, will be detailed in the coming months as we prepare to document the process of building and raising this home. We plan to have video, photos and details shared with you right here on our website so that you can get an in depth look at this project.

The real stars of this story though are the people we support. They are the driving force behind this endeavour and will be the benefactors of this project. They will live in the community of St. James-Assiniboia and St. Vital and will be able to live a full life as members of their new community.

Community is something that most people have, whether they recognize it or not. And now the spirit of community can be felt by these people that will move in. It will be a big change for them and one that we believe is worth working hard to achieve. Our vision is to build a more equal and inclusive world and this home is the epitome of that. It fully considers their needs and doesn’t compromise on creating the same feeling of home and community that we all enjoy. We have four values here at Pulford Community Living Services. Dignity, Safety, Respect and Integrity. Those values, which you can read more about on our website, will be cast into every aspect of this home and are deeply engrained in everything we do.

It is truly an honour to be able to break ground on these homes and I can’t wait to see it filled with people later this year.