The Arc Jacksonville is funding the project through a $2.3 million capital campaign targeted for completion in early 2022. The campaign is led by Steve Suddath, Chairman of the Board of Suddath. Key funders for the home include The Jim Moran Foundation, The Riverside Hospital Foundation, The Thomas M. & Irene B. Kirbo Charitable Foundation, and Steve Suddath. Funding is also secured through the Florida Housing Finance Corporation. Funding opportunities are still available.
“Through one of The Jim Moran Foundation’s special 20th Anniversary grants, we are happy to partner with The Arc Jacksonville to support The Lodge where residents will be empowered to lead fulfilling and more independent lives by prioritizing mental health and wellness,” said Jan Moran, chairman and president of The Jim Moran Foundation.
The Lodge is scheduled to break ground in March of 2022, and residents will move in the following year. Each residential unit will have a small kitchenette, living room, bedroom, bathroom, with shared living spaces. The home will be built on the property adjacent to The Arc Jacksonville Village on Hodges Boulevard.
About The Arc Jacksonville
The Arc Jacksonville serves and advocates for individuals with intellectual and developmental differences to achieve their full potential and to participate in community life. Through incredible partnerships within the Northeast Florida community, The Arc Jacksonville, a local nonprofit, provides a full complement of residential, educational, training, work readiness, employment, mental health, and community inclusion initiatives.
Editor’s Note: The Arc Jacksonville is not an acronym and Arc should never be in all capital letters. When referring to the organization, please use The Arc Jacksonville, not The ARC, The ARC Jacksonville or ARC. The Arc Jacksonville should be considered as a title or phrase. Please refer to the individuals as having “differences” and not “disabilities.”