Monday, 23 September 2019
Inclusion Media release

Media advisory: Panel discussion – Celebrating mothers

WHAT: No More Warehousing: The Nova Scotia Association for Inclusive Homes and Support wants the government of Nova Scotia to recognize the burdens it places on mothers of individuals with disabilities, including both severe physical and intellectual disabilities.

WHY: Over 1,000 Nova Scotians with disabilities are currently being warehoused in rehabilitation centres, nursing homes, and other institutional facilities. Over 1,500 persons with disabilities remain waitlisted for housing supports. Parents and families frequently end up providing care for their children while they wait years for services. Mothers over the age of 70 are looking after their adult sons and daughters. Families have no sense of security as they age. Community housing options remain scare for adults with disabilities.

WHEN: Monday, May 13th, 2019 from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

WHERE: Halifax Central Library, Lindsay Children’s Room, 2nd floor

WHO:  Five mothers with children with disabilities will be speaking about their experiences: Mary Burtt (recently featured in the Coast:https://www.thecoast.ca/halifax/fighting-to-keep-young-adults-with-disabilities-out-of-nursing-homes/Content?oid=21533550&fbclid=IwAR1ab6Q6L57sJ1lYlH8xmGMcMHKFil0PI2bo452_OYAJgyILtfTJrD3AcAk), Anne Louise Desrosiers, Jane Gillis, Sara Campbell, and Kathleen Purdy (recently featured in the National: https://www.cbc.ca/news/thenational/nova-scotia-family-fights-for-future-of-son-with-disabilities-1.5092855)

CONTACT: nomorewarehousing@gmail.com. View our website: www.nomorewarehousing.com

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