The Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia received a $150,000 donation yesterday to help build four ten-unit bungalows for hospital patients prepping to transition back into the community.
The contribution to the foundation’s Opening Minds Capital Campaign comes from IMP Group, a news release said, adding the homes for “patients who have demonstrated a period of stability” will be constructed on the Nova Scotia Hospital site in Dartmouth where the nurses’ residence was demolished earlier this year.
“One in five people (are) living with mental illness,” IMP executive chairman Ken Rowe said in the release. “It is my hope that this financial gift will help improve the lives of many Nova Scotians . . . (by removing) them from institutional life."