Eugene’s Hope

L’Arche Cleveland strives to be a true home for all who come. As our Core Members have aged, we have done our best to make sure they can remain at home safely and comfortably.

Our newest home, Eugene's Hope

We are so blessed to tell you all about our new home in Highland Heights, OH.  Our newest home is called Eugene’s Hope, in honor of the Skerl family. The home will be fully accessible once renovations are complete.

The main bathroom prior to renovations
The main bathroom prior to renovations
Old bathroom with standard tub/shower
Old bathroom with standard tub/shower
Living room prior to renovations
Living room prior to renovations
During renovations
During renovations
New wheel-in shower
New wheel-in shower
Living room with widened hallway entry and new bedroom door (for easier wheelchair access)
Living room with widened hallway entry and new bedroom door (for easier wheelchair access)

The home was relatively well-maintained when purchased, but much of the home was inaccessible for our Core Members. Now that we are renovating, it will have Universal Design throughout the first floor, meaning that it will be fully accessible to everyone in our community, regardless of age or ability. All interior doorways and hallways have been widened, we have added a wheel-in shower, a mechanical lift has been installed, and storage has been added, as well as countless other projects to make this home perfect for our Core Members.

The lift and stairway in garage. This will be the main entrance into the home for Core Members
The lift and stairway in garage. This will be the main entrance into the home for Core Members
Two doorways were created in the living room: one will provide access to the lift in the garage, the other will be a storage room
Two doorways were created in the living room: one will provide access to the lift in the garage, the other will be a storage room
The second floor of the home will eventually house three bedrooms
The second floor of the home will eventually house three bedrooms
The upstairs is currently one large open room, but will be split into two rooms, shown with tape here
The upstairs is currently one large open room, but will be split into two rooms, shown with tape here

BJ and Diane, along with Bozey and Bernard (not pictured) are excited to move to their new home! So much work has been done already, but still have work to do before the home is finished. We have raised funds to complete the bulk of the work but we can always use help in making the house a home! We still need to furnish the home for the ladies. The living room will need furnished with couches, chairs and end tables, the dining room will need a dining set. If you would like to help “dress” the house, please call our office at (216)-721-2614. Monetary donations can be made by mail, or online by clicking the link below and selecting Eugene’s Hope in the “response to” field.

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