Handicapped Services commemorates new facility

Posted 11/12/21

Emotions were high as Executive Director Kelli Clodfelter of Warren County Handicapped Services cut the ribbon at the non-profit agency’s new facility during an open house event on Nov. 3. …

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Handicapped Services commemorates new facility

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Emotions were high as Executive Director Kelli Clodfelter of Warren County Handicapped Services cut the ribbon at the non-profit agency’s new facility during an open house event on Nov. 3.

“Many people didn’t think it would happen, but we did it. We really did it,” she said with tear-filled eyes.

Warren County Handicapped Services’ (WCHS) new building sits at the corner of Highway 47 and Dry Fork Road in Warrenton, just 1 mile away from the nonprofit’s old building. The 5,000-square-foot facility sits on nearly 3 acres and boasts a full shower room, sensory room and fully accessible kitchen appliances in its Day Program area. The entire building is compliant with American with Disabilities Act (ADA) recommendations.

The effort to construct a new building began four years ago and was made possible when WCHS was awarded $500,000 in Community Development Block Grant funding. In addition, the agency was also awarded an allocation of 70% tax credits through the Missouri Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP) to help with costs. Missouri-based businesses who donate to WCHS can receive the tax credits which can be applied and carried forward to be used against several Missouri tax liabilities.

Warren County Handicapped Services has been a provider of services for individuals with disabilities in Warren County for over 35 years. It has grown to include 10 different programs with plans for three more in the future.

For more information about programs and services or to learn more about the 70% tax credits, call 636-456-7518 or stop by the office Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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