MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — There is new hope for some local families who find themselves in tough caregiving roles.
Ground was broken Saturday for the Granite House in Stillwater — a nonprofit that will be built to give support and hope to individuals and families living with severe and permanent brain injury.READ MORE: Violence Free Minnesota Finds Help For Domestic Abuse Survivors
The four-person home will provide long-term care for younger adults who have survived traumatic brain injuries. It’s an alternative to placing young people in nursing homes.
Thrivent Community-Landmark and Lake Elmo Thrivent helped fundraise the project. The excavation will be donated by Miller Excavating and the rock and sand will be donated by Aggregate Industries, The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity will also help out.READ MORE: Saint Paul Regional Water Services Is Well-Equipped To Handle Heat And Drought
Tom Insley, whose son will reside in the home, will act as project manager and general contractor on behalf of Granite House.
The Washington County Master Gardeners will also help design and install the wheelchair-accessible community sensory garden next year at the site.MORE NEWS: What Health Information Can Employers Require From Their Workers?
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