The Snow Foundation will be supporting a local community’s initiative to establish Home in Queanbeyan (Home).
Home will provide 24 hour supported accommodation – residential, not institutional - for 20 people with mental illness who cannot live independently and have been, or are at risk of being homeless. Residents will receive medium and long-term care within their own self-contained, one bedroom units (with 2 dedicated to respite care). There will also be communal areas for dining and recreation. Located in central Queanbeyan, the purpose-built residential facility will cost around $3.5 million to build and include a manager, a caretaker, support staff, and a team of community volunteers.
In its biggest single grant so far, the Snow Foundation will donate $400,000 over the next four years to help get Home up and running as soon as possible. Details of the grant were announced on Monday, April 21 by Foundation Chairman, Mr Terry Snow and Father Peter Day. More than 150 people attended.
The Snow Foundation is the creation of brothers Terry and George Snow, who established it in 1990 to help the less fortunate in society.
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May. 06, 2008
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