HUMBLE BEGINNIGS

OUR STORY

est. 1988
 OUR STORY

Light of the Prairies began with a small group of passionate people that saw a need within their community for a home that would care for their loved ones. Community Living Service Delivery (CLSD) was not able to offer support at that time, so the determined men and woman that formed Light of the Prairies turned to the community for support. The community responded with an overwhelming amount of generosity. The Roman Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon was a large contributor within the community. In 1993 LOTP was able to purchase its first house, solely using donated funds. The house was renovated and furnished and became a home for three men. That same year there were three men in the community that required a program that would instil purpose in their lives and be tailored for their individual needs. LOTP filled the need and a program was started in the basement of the house. That was the beginning of Light of the Prairies Day Program. The small program grew and moved to several different locations until a church building was purchased in the spring of 2010 and became the permanent location for the Day Program. The residential aspect of LOTP has also continued to grow and currently has seven homes in the Saskatoon area. The organization Families United Inc. held the same beliefs as LOTP, and in 2009 they amalgamated. Light of the Prairies now receives funding for basic operational costs through CLSD. We continue to rely on the generosity of the community to provide quality care and programming opportunities. Our story continues to be written as the agency grows and develops to meet the needs of its clients and community.