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Hope’s Home aims to bring medically inclusive child-care centre to Saskatoon

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Langager, Brody
Publication Date: 
3 Oct 2023


A fundraiser is underway in Saskatoon to create a medically inclusive child-care centre in the city through Hope’s Home.


Jacqueline Tisher, the founder and CEO of Hope’s Home, said the inspiration behind all this work is the kids.

“It started off first because of my own children, having a child with complex medical needs,” Tisher said.

Tisher’s daughter Acacia lived in and out of the hospital and died at the age of 18.

Tisher was inspired to become a foster mom after seeing children live their whole lives in the hospital in her experience being a pediatric and neonatal intensive care nurse.

“I fostered a little girl named Hope and she became part of our family, and so that is what really birthed what Hope’s Home is today.”

She said medical advancements have created a space for kids with complex medical needs to live at home, but said we haven’t caught up in the community.


The centre will be divided into two locations that will take care of 144 kids between the ages of six weeks and six years old.

Spaces will be held for kids with complex medical needs.

There will be on-site nursing care, early childhood educators, developmental workers and physical development consultants.