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By Angela Gemmill
The Ontario March of Dimes is a few steps closer to opening an eight bed congregate care home for those with acquired brain injuries.
The provincial government gave 1.4 million dollars in funding a year ago to get the project started.
Today Sudbury MPP Rick Bartolucci announced a further 193-thousand dollars to finish construction by July.
Independent Living Manager, Deanna Chisholm-Tullio, says the centre fills a gap for those needing this type of care across Northeastern Ontario.
The closest facilities offering similar care are located either in Etobicoke or Thunder Bay.
The Acquired Brain Injury Congregate Care Home in Sudbury will include eight-bedrooms, two one-bedroom transitional assessment units and therapy space.
It’s expected to create 29 full and part-time positions for rehabilitation and personal support workers.
Construction crews have worked to convert an old school at 2935 Bancroft Drive in Minnow Lake.
(Photo taken May 2010 before construction began on the ABI Centre)