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Pathfinder, City of Wabash hold ribbon-cutting

Posted: Thursday, April 1, 2021

Pathfinder Services and the City of Wabash held a ceremony on Tuesday to officially cut the ribbon on the new Pathfinder Services Group Home.

The home, located at 260 Half Street, is a newly built 4,000 square foot structure that nearly doubles the area of the previous home and allows for more space for activities for the seven ladies with intellectual and developmental disabilities who live in the home.

“We are grateful to everyone who helped us make this dream home a reality,” said Danielle Tips, president and CEO of Pathfinder Services. “The extra space will allow the ladies who live here to age in place with all of the necessary space and amenities to live life to the fullest.”

Pathfinder Services had many partners in this project. The land for the home was purchased by Rayco Home Services and then donated to Pathfinder Services. PNC Bank representatives helped with writing the grant for the home. Mayor Scott Long led the City of Wabash in doing some infrastructure work to ensure the site was ready for a new residence.

“The work that Pathfinder does is critical to our community and we are pleased to be able to be a good partner,” said Long. “Between the new Pathfinder Services office dedicated last week that was built on an old Brownfield site on Cass Street and this new home that was on land that had been for sale for a very long time, we continue to work together to make Wabash a better city for people of all abilities.”

The ribbon-cutting ceremony today was the closing event in a month full of activities for Disability Awareness Month in all the communities served by Pathfinder Services.

For additional information, contact Nicole Hahn at (260) 355-2546, office, (260) 519-3837, cell, or nhahn@pathfinderservices.org.

Shown in the photo are Pathfinder Services president and CEO Danielle Tips and Wabash Mayor Scott Long officially cutting the ribbon for the new Group Home at 260 Half Street. Pictured in back, left to right, are Edward Pharoah, Rayco Home Services Co-Owner; Maranda Smith, Pathfinder Services Home Manager; Sandy Wing, Pathfinder Services Senior Director of Community Services; Diana Laux, Pathfinder Services Chief Financial Officer; Lynn Thompson, Pathfinder Services Community Supports Coordinator.