Construction has been moving along as planned since the ground-breaking ceremony on July 27, 2023. Phase 1 of the project, which includes six 3,700 square ft. residential cottages, is scheduled to be completed by early spring. We plan to move youth into their new homes one cottage at a time so youth assigned to cottage one or two should be settled in by mid-January. Each cottage has six bedrooms so each child has their own room, there are 2 shared bathrooms. Other features in the home include a shared living room, kitchen and dining room, laundry room and storage space.
Once all youth are moved in to the new housing the previous cottages will be torn down. This will clear the way for Phase 2 to begin which includes a courtyard and new administration building. The courtyard will be positioned in front of the cottages that are arranged as a semi-circle which will frame the courtyard area and the 14,700 square ft. administration building will be erected in front of the courtyard. Expected completion of this phase is summer 2024.
Opportunities to highlight the rich history of Hoyleton Youth & Family Services will be recognized with tributes on the new campus. Several ideas and plans for this are still being evaluated.
Upon completion of the Hoyleton campus our attention will be focused on an additional residential campus in the Metro East. As a leader in care for the developmentally and intellectually delayed the state is counting on us to increase our capacity to allow for additional treatment options. Funding for both construction projects are a blend of private donors and state and federal grants. We will continue to update you on our progress and look forward to working with you to make it happen.