Special needs housing project breaks ground at Southern Wesleyan Univ.

Jericho project groundbreaking Southern Wesleyan University

CENTRAL, SC (WSPA) – Southern Wesleyan University broke ground Monday on a new special needs housing project.

The first phase of the “The Jericho Project” will be a housing community for 11 residents with disabilities or special needs and nine students. Each resident will be paired with a SWU student mentor.

The project is a collaboration between the university, the Disabilities and Special Needs Boards of Pickens and Anderson Counties, and the South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs.

All of the units will have ADA compliant restrooms and fully ADA-equipped kitchens and laundry areas and common spaces.

The project will cost $2 million and will be built on 3.4 acres between Wesleyan Drive and College Street.

The project is expected to be completed by January of 2018.

For more details about the project, visit jerichoatswu.org.

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