Construction began on this much needed project after six-plus million dollars had been raised by St. Anne’s Center. KIER was able to donate over $100,000 through gifts-in-kind from subcontractors and vendors, as well as proceeds from the golf tournaments.
Unique to this facility are 14 large rooms, each with their own bathroom, that allow families to stay together instead of being separated by gender as they have in the past. Residents also have access to an in-house medical and dental clinic. A secure diversion wing offers higher risk visitors a bed and shower until they are able to get back on their feet. The men’s and women’s dormitories sleep approximately 315 individuals. The kitchen and cafeteria can feed up to 1,000 people a day.
Architect, Harold Woodruff designed the building with a lantern feature that stands as a beacon for those in need.