LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) — AVOL Kentucky and Winterwood Inc. announced the grand opening of what local and statewide leaders are calling a much-needed resource.
Friday marked the ribbon cutting and grand opening of Stonewall Terrace, which is a 26-unit community residence serving low-income individuals who are medically vulnerable in Lexington. Additionally, the facility houses AVOL Kentucky’s operations providing needed social and support services to residents right where they live. The facility also makes available much-needed community meeting space available for use by other groups and nonprofit organizations.
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“We all know that affordable housing is such a dire need in Fayette County, the Commonwealth of Kentucky and all across the nation, and particularly for those of us in our community, who are medically vulnerable,” said Vice President of Winterwood Inc. Zach Worsham.
“We had to deal with the pandemic and supply issues and just getting this all sorted. But eventually here we are. It took a lot of work. Our partners were very patient, but we got it through,” added Avol Kentucky Board President Roy Harrison.
Medically vulnerable populations served by Stonewall Terrace include the economically disadvantaged, racial and ethnic minorities, LGBTQ individuals, the elderly, homeless, those with HIV/AIDS, and those with other chronic health conditions, including severe mental illness and substance use disorders. The health and healthcare problems of the medically vulnerable intersect with many social factors, including housing, poverty, and inadequate education.