As the developmentally disabled residents of a local Community Integrated Living Arrangement (CILA) home have aged, the need for bedrooms on the main floor has increased, said Washington County Vocational Workshop Director Cindy Cookson.
The Workshop, who owns the home, would like to build an addition with four bedrooms, bathroom, laundry, and small living room to the two-story house on Maple St. in Nashville. Also planned is remodeling the kitchen, which has not been updated since becoming a CILA in 1983, and replacing the floor covering.
The project cost estimate is $150,000.00.
That is where the community can become involved. The Workshop would like to raise half cost from donations. The rest would be financed by a loan.
The Workshop does not have available funds for a building project because of its struggle just to meet its operating budget, Cookson said.
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