Groundbreaking at Our New Program & Community Center

Dignitaries Holding Shovels at TRPIL Groundbreaking
Dignitaries Shoveling at TRPIL Groundbreaking, 7/31/2017


(For more photos, please see this event’s Facebook photo album .)

On July 31, 2017, ground was officially broken for Transitional Paths to Independent Living (TRPIL)’s new office on West Maiden Street in Washington, PA. The historic former YWCA building is being renovated and updated into a cutting edge, fully accessible center for independent living and local community center.

On this beautiful, warm, sunny Monday morning, over 100 people were in attendance to hear PA Department of Community & Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin and Regional Director Johnna Pro; Erin Molchany, the Southwest Director for Governor Wolf; Doug Steeber, Legislative Assistant to US Congressman Tim Murphy; and PA State Senator Camera Bartolotta and PA State Representative Brandon Neuman speak about TRPIL and our work.

Closer to home, Washington County Commissioners Diana Irey-Vaughan, Lawrence Maggi, and Harlan Shober – as well as City of Washington Mayor Scott Putnam – spoke both of TRPIL and what the new office will mean not just to our city and county, but to our whole area.

Before “shovel-in”, CEO Kathleen Kleinmann spoke eloquently about the overall history, mission, and goals of TRPIL, and what that means for all of us.

Light refreshments were provided by soon-to-be-new-neighbors
Chicco Baccello, Mr. Gyros, and Julian’s .