After more than three years of gathering support and funds, Encompass broke ground on its new pediatric therapy and early learning center in Snoqualmie on June 29.

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 Encompass over the 90 percent threshold of the project’s fundraising goal 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,” Encompass Executive Director, Nela Cumming, said in a release. “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 for Encompass, and Abbott Construction will begin construction this summer, with a tentative completion date of May 2021. Following a summer grand opening, Encompass plans to be fully open for services in August 2021.

With the new planned facility in Snoqualmie, Encompass will be able to increase the number of children served by 30 percent, create space for 36 additional children to attend half-day preschool, double the capacity of Behavioral Health programs, and offer new therapeutic programs.

“As Board President and Campaign co-chair, I am excited about our new building and what it will bring to children, families and our community,” Joan Vaughn said in a release. “We’ve had fantastic support from the Encompass Board, donors and foundations to build this state-of-the-art building. The outpouring of enthusiasm and passion for Encompass is truly an inspiration to me.”

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