The groundbreaking of a new home at the Mary Cariola Children’s Center in Penfield took place on Wednesday.
The $1.5 million residence will become the new home for medically fragile children and youth as well as those with complex disabilities.
The previous home was built in 1979.
The new residence will house eight residents and will include an extra room for respite services.
“All the kids will have beautiful windows to look out — almost 6,000 square feet,” said President and CEO of Mary Cariola, Karen Zandi. “We will have parking for staff and families who come visit their kids. We’ll just have great space for people to enjoy each other.”
The hope is that residents will be able to move into the new building by Christmas.