The official groundbreaking for the Jean-Louis Vermeil Physical Therapy & Physical Development expansion project took place on April 8, 2022, at The Mary Campbell Center.
The original space was dedicated 30+ years ago, and since then, the number of residents using these services—and their need for it—has grown significantly. In addition, new programs have been developed that require more room to be properly presented. The expansion will nearly double the size of the current program area, and will include new physical development equipment and a wall of windows with views of a beautiful interior courtyard.
Thanks to the support of generous donors, including foundations and individuals, more than $2 million was raised to turn this dream into a reality. The State of Delaware Community Reinvestment Fund provided $1 million.
MCC appreciates the support of many people across the community, some of whom were present at the groundbreaking. Representative Debra Heffernan, Senator Kyle Evans Gay, Senator Nicole Poore, County Executive Matt Meyer were all in attendance. Legendary Philadelphia Eagles Coach Dick Vermeil, who has always been a staunch advocate for individuals with disabilities, is a long-time friend of The Center and was also on hand. The project is expected to be completed in late 2022.
The Mary Campbell Center relies on the generosity and support of our friends in the community to help meet the needs and aspirations of the population we serve. If you would like to donate to a future enhancement project, please learn more about our Capital Campaigns on the Contribute page.