Social Services Declaration House Project

In October of 2016, in cooperation with Lancaster Housing Opportunity Partnership, REAL Life Community Services purchased the building formerly known as the “Denver House”.  Our vision was to renovate the building in order to provide affordable apartments and offer a community service “Hub”.  Welsh Mountain Health Centers is opening the Denver Community Health Center to offer medical, dental services, and behavioral health counseling!

This could not have been done without the tenacious work of LHOP’s CEO, Ray D’Agostino, and his team! From October through December of 2016, over 200 volunteers worked for over 2000 hours to gut the building. This was to get it ready for engineers to decide the best plan of attack in turning a nineteenth-century hotel into a twenty-first-century apartment building and health center.  Over 27 dumpsters of debris were taken to the county dump and many thousands of pounds of metal were recycled from the old pipes, radiators and other metal parts of the building.

Then came the hard work! We needed raise over $3.5 million to renovate the building and excavate the grounds.  This included the installation of 41 parking spaces. Groundbreaking was September 17, and Ribbon Cutting was August 27, 2019.  With your help, and that of many construction volunteers, we are making this dream a reality in no time!  There are many ways your group can help.  If you want to learn more about the Denver House Collective Impact Project or to give to the project, please email or click here. To follow the progress of the project, “Like” our FaceBook Page.