In order to accommodate the growing needs provided by the Weyburn Wor Kin Shop, the organization will be moving to Ebel Road.
"Over the past three years we have seen a 27 per cent increase in program participants," said Wor Kin Shop Executive Director Andria Brady.
Right now the organization's day program has 30 clients with another 29 on the upcoming needs list. To meet the needs of the 60 plus individuals, they need a new building.
"We decided this building wasn't conducive to our needs. It's not the right space," she said.
The current building is a large warehouse attached to SARCAN. Inside, one wall of the warehouse currently is a holding tank for their paper and cardboard recycling, and the other wall opens up to the day program. It's divided into several small rooms with a wood shop at the far end.
On May 6, 2011, the Government of Saskatchewan committed $1 million in capital funding for a new day program facility for the Weyburn Wor Kin Shop.
The Wor Kin Shop contributed an additional $500,000 to the capital cost of the project through fundraising and two large anonymous donations, one for $100,000 and the other being $50,000.
Ground breaking is scheduled to take place later this fall by DSI Contracting. The plan is to have three buildings to house the needs of the Wor Kin Shop, one building for the Day Program, one for the Vocational Training Centre and the third for SARCAN.
The brand new, fully modern SARCAN Recycling Depot will be more than twice the size of the current space and the design will incorporate enhanced customer service lanes, enhanced material handling capabilities and improved staff facilities.
The new Vocational Training Centre will house the agency's woodshop along with the paper and cardboard recycling operations, providing employment opportunities for those with intellectual disabilities and supplying products and services to Weyburn and southeast Saskatchewan.
"Our new day program facility will make such a positive difference in the lives of our clients," said Brady.