PHOTO OF THE DAY: Senate President Cuts Ribbon For Serenity House in Downtown Framingham

FRAMINGHAM – After 20 years in Hopkinton, Serenity House is now in its new location in downtown Framingham.

This morning, Senate President Karen Spilka, a supporter of the program for years, cut the ribbon, for the new location.

Following the purchase of the Concord Street property earlier this year, SMOC completed extensive renovations to the 28,000 square foot former nursing home built in 1960. Substantial improvements included the installation of a new roof, new windows throughout (over 100 windows in total), a new accessible elevator, substantial fire safety improvements (including alarm and sprinkler system), a new commercial kitchen, conversion from oil to gas heat, extensive electrical and plumbing upgrades, and handicap accessibility improvements throughout the interior and exterior of the building.

The renovated building is now licensed to house up to 36 women, an increase of one resident due to the program’s larger accommodations. There are five single bedrooms to accommodate pregnant or post-partum mothers on the second floor and 15 double bedrooms on the first floor, which are dedicated to the program’s
other participants.

Source will have more photos, video, and a report later.

Framingham Source Editor Susan Petroni

Susan Petroni Framingham Source Editor Email: Phone: 508-315-7176

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