After more than three years of gathering support and fundraising, Encompass announced it will break ground on its brand new Pediatric Therapy and Early Learning Center in Snoqualmie on June 29, 2020.
The facility will be constructed on the old Honey Farm site at the corner of 384th Ave SE and SE Kimball Creek Drive in downtown Snoqualmie.
Due to COVID-19 public health considerations, Encompass said the groundbreaking will be ‘practical rather than ceremonial.’ They plan to celebrate the new building with the community later in the construction process – when it is deemed safe to do so.
Encompass said in addition to the generosity of individual community members, recent grants from the Employees Community Fund of Boeing Puget Sound, the Medina Foundation, and the Norcliffe Foundation pushed it over the 90% project fundraising threshold needed to begin construction.
“It has been a long road to get us to this point, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to begin to put our plans for Encompass Snoqualmie into action,” said Encompass Executive Director, Nela Cumming. “The generous support from our community has enabled us to build a facility that will help children thrive for generations to come.”
Signal Architecture + Research designed the new building and Abbott Construction will build it, with a tentative completion date of May 2021. Following a grand opening next summer, Encompass plans to be fully open for services in August 2021.
With the new facility in Snoqualmie, Encompass will increase the number of children served by 30%, create space for 36 additional children to attend half-day preschool, double the capacity of Behavioral Health programs like Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, and offer new therapeutic programs.
According to a news release, Encompass Snoqualmie was made a reality by the hard work and support of elected officials, charitable foundations and private individuals in the community.
“As a voice for the needs of children and families in our district, I am so pleased that Encompass is breaking ground on their new pediatric therapy and early learning center,” said Washington State Representative Lisa Callan. “Our community is growing, and so are the needs of our children. This new facility allows Encompass to offer an even greater range of services and increased capacity to serve the broader Snoqualmie Valley. It’s a great win for our community and families, but most of all our children.”