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Spotlight on Sulzbacher Village

by Jan Malick

After five years of dreaming, four and a half years of planning and fundraising, and a little more than a year of construction, Sulzbacher cut the ribbon on May 24th in front of a crowd of more than 300 friends and supporters to open Sulzbacher Village, a permanent, low-income housing community for women and families. The Deercreek Women’s Alliance gave a donation of $5000 towards the Village. We are so proud of this major donation.

In addition to 70 studio, one and two-bedroom permanent-housing units for single women or women with families, Sulzbacher Village also provides 30 studio apartments for single women or women with children in need of temporary, emergency housing. A female veterans unit and a medical respite unit for women requiring follow-up care upon release from local hospitals round out the housing component of the new community—accommodating a total of 310 people.

What makes Sulzbacher Village so unique are the additional services that will be available to its women and children residents on site.

  • Case management, job training and life skills classes.
  • A state-of-the-art pediatric health center, vision and behavioral health services.
  • A children’s program will include a computer lab, fine arts program, homework support, mentoring and other age-appropriate activities.
  • A female veterans unit will provide special programs and accommodations specifically suited to help them address their problems and move on with their lives.

“We expect Sulzbacher Village to become a national model for low-income housing projects,” said Funkhouser.