Good Shepherd Services Completes Year-Long Renovations to Male Residential Units – Good Shepherd Services
Good Shepherd Services is pleased to announce the completion of a year-long project to renovate two of its male residential units. The first unit was completed in December 2015 and the second was completed in February 2016.
The renovation project was prompted by an outdated space that did not meet the evolving needs of Good Shepherd Services’ male residents. Good Shepherd sought to incorporate research-based principles into its design, and create a therapeutic, homelike environment proven to have positive effects on behavior. A total of 27 bedrooms, two common areas, an incentive room and bathroom were completely transformed.
Neutral, soothing tones have replaced the former bright and overwhelming paint colors; new carpet, tamper-resistant furniture and recreational alcove seating fills the common areas; a durable plank flooring was installed in the bedrooms; in the bathroom, shower curtains were replaced with anti-ligature sloped privacy doors and fall resistant flooring was installed to ensure safety.
“We are so pleased with the results of this project and the hard work of all who were involved. This renovation has had a remarkable impact on both our students and staff members,” stated Michele Wyman, President & CEO of Good Shepherd Services. “We are forever grateful to those who made this possible, our generous funders.”
This renovation was made possible by the Abell Foundation, the Marion I. & Henry J. Knott Foundation, the Middendorf Foundation, the General Assembly of Maryland, individual donors and the Good Shepherd Services Board of Directors.