State Rep. Gayle Manning (R-North Ridgeville) announces that Blessing House, located in Lorain County, is set to receive $300,000 in capital funds after today’s state Controlling Board meeting approved the measure.
The appropriation request came from the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services to fund the new Blessing House facility in Elyria Township.
The design intends to have room for both indoor and outdoor for activity space for both school aged children and for their youngest children. The space will also include storage for donations and supplies along with rooms for parent visits.
Under the agreement of the state funding, Blessing House is committed to services at this facility for thirty years. Blessing House provides crisis residential care services for 28 youth boys and girls.
“We are very grateful for the support of Representative Gayle Manning assisting us as we care for the children of Lorain County,” said Sr. Mary Berigan, Executive Director of Blessing House. “We are looking forward to providing more opportunities for children and support for their families. “
Blessing House opened in 2005 and provided residential care for children of families in crisis. As time went on, services expanded to provide additional support for children and their parents or caregivers. Blessing House staff also provides family support through advocacy and outreach, assisting parents and families by helping them access community resources. Academic and Early Childhood Development support is provided to children to help them continue their growth while helping their parents or caregivers become more aware of their needs.
“Blessing House has served our community extremely well, and they are very deserving of this funding,” said Manning. “Their new facility will enable more families in crisis to be served. I’m very pleased to applaud this initiative approved today by our Controlling Board.”