CLEARFIELD COUNTY, Pa (WTAJ) – Donors, local government leaders, and future residents of the Village of Hope celebrated independent living with a ribbon cutting for the first completed homes at the West Decatur, Boggs Township location.
The ribbon-cutting ceremony took place on Thursday, Oct. 20.
“This occasion marks the first of about 50 homes at our Village of Hope that will be finished in this phase,” Mature Resources Clearfield County Area Agency on Aging CEO Kathleen Gillespie said. We will have an additional five homes completed by the end of this year, which will be filled by those on a waiting list as soon as they are finished. We will continue to keep that waiting list and meet the needs of our community as new homes are built. This interest shows how great the need is for affordable housing in our area.”
With income-based, state-of-the-art housing available for people of all ages and abilities, the mission is to provide homes for people who may need some assistance as an alternative option to traditional assistive living or nursing home environments.
The addition of a Village Hall will come in a future development phase. Central located, this facility will provide space for social gatherings, activities, and events such as concerts, BINGO, and more.
“The Village of Hope embraces individuality and creativity. That is why we believe that every individual should have the freedom and space to express themselves in a comfortable and inclusive environment,” Gillespie explained. “This is an alternative to institutional lock-down environments, providing a far more open, fulfilling and, healthy life at a lower cost.”
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Duplexes and single-family homes will both be available as the Village of Hope grows. For more information, visit the Village of Hope website or call 814-765-2696.