Northeastern Center Breaks Ground - Two New Facilities

By Sheryl Prentice sprentice@kpcmedia.com  (Shared with permission from KPC Media).

KENDALLVILLE — The Northeastern Center formally broke ground Friday for its new residential building, Promise Home, and new maintenance building at 1905 Dowling St. Ground preparation work is already underway at the site, but staff and community leaders donned hardhats and took golden shovels in hand for the ceremony, made brief by frozen ground, blustery wind and the 26-degree temperature.

Michael Steigmeyer, marketing services director for the Northeastern Center, said Promise House will be a 4,017-square-foot facility with eight beds for short-term care, promoting wellness and recovery for adults. Promise House will replace a residential facility in DeKalb County.

The new maintenance building near Promise House will be 6,382 square feet and the central hub for all of the center’s maintenance and transportation services for Noble, DeKalb, LaGrange and Steuben counties. The center currently employs eight staff members for maintenance.

Northeastern Center’s workforce is more than 250 to provide outpatient, inpatient and residential services to residents in the four counties since 1977.