Shepherds Ministries of Union Grove, Wis., held a groundbreaking event to celebrate a new housing facility that when complete, will provide Shepherds College students with a special place to call home. Shepherds College is a three-year post-secondary education program for individuals with intellectual disabilities.

The 8,200-sq-ft project designed by Zimmerman Architectural Studios and constructed by J.H. Findorff & Son of Milwaukee will feature two identical buildings with the capacity to house up to 16 students and staff.

Highlights of the facility will include common dining and living rooms, as well as shared laundry and multiple kitchens intended to provide areas for teaching self-sufficiency skills to students. Construction completion is scheduled for July.