Planning for Our Future
The Mary Campbell Center is investing in our Residents and our community.
The State of Delaware has recently received $66 million from the Capital Projects Fund in the American Rescue Plan Act. It has been a two-year application/approval process, and we are happy to report the results were worth the wait.
The Mary Campbell Center is among the State’s non-profit grantees and the grateful recipient of $6.4 million.
What does this mean for MCC Residents?
Our team, including staff and board members, was thoughtful and thorough in developing a grant application focused on our Residents and our future.
The Mary Campbell Center is 47 years old this year. The bulk of this grant will be spent renovating the spaces where residents spend so much of their time—their rooms. New flooring, cabinetry, furnishings, lighting, HVAC, insulation, and medical equipment will improve comfort and safety. Communication equipment and entertainment systems will also be upgraded. Two rooms will be renovated simultaneously (there will be a conscious team effort to minimize disruption to resident life). The project will take two years to complete. Other facility improvements will include significant electrical system upgrades.
What does this mean for our Community?
MCC’s growing Children & Youth (C&Y) Program will receive the balance of funds. C&Y provides recreational, social, and summer camp experiences for young people with special needs and their families. An expanded 21+ component was recently added to support those individuals who had aged out of state-sponsored programs. C&Y participants are part of the MCC family, and sometimes move through the respite pathway and eventually become Residents later in life. Improvements to support this growing need reflect our leadership in and commitment to the larger disability community.
Watch us Grow!
We’re excited about the opportunities for growth and improvement these funds represent. At its founding, The Center represented a progressive way of supporting those in the disability community, creating a home-like setting, building support systems and programs that allowed Residents and participants to live their best lives. These funds are an investment in our future and will allow us to continue to meet our mission to Discover, Grow, and Celebrate Abilities.
We will share additional stories and photos as planning and renovations begin!