Thursday afternoon was the ribbon cutting ceremony for Saint Katharina Kasper Serenity Place was held. The Garden Court permanent supportive housing apartment complex is located on West Jefferson Street immediately west of Centier Bank.
Serenity Place was named after 2-year-old Serenity Wilson who was murdered while living in the Economy Inn on Plymouth’s northside. The supportive housing project will provide a safe home for those in need and will start receiving residents very soon.
The complex contains four one-bedroom apartments, 10 two-bedroom apartments and four three-bedroom apartments. Permanent Supportive Housing is housing that combines permanent, affordable housing with services that help people live more stable, productive lives. It is not a shelter. There is no set time limit on length of stay. A variety of services designed to meet the special needs of the individuals or families living in the complex are available.
Local organizations will provide transportation, life-skills, case management services, mental health and substance abuse treatment and prevention, job training, monthly food and clothing allotments, education opportunities, and preventive health services to residents. Bradley Company will manage the project when leased.
Serenity Place project was funded through a combination of sources including grant funds from the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority, the Federal Home Loan Bank, and the Community Foundation of Marshall County, as well as donations from the City of Plymouth, the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ, in addition to loans from Lake City Bank.