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Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley expands with Trotwood campus

Dignitaries with ceremonial shovels pose for a photograph under a tent at the groundbreaking of Goodwill Easterseals's new Trotwood campus.
Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley celebrated the new West Campus Community Service Center in Trotwood with a groundbreaking ceremony on October, 28, 2021.

Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley is expanding. Officials broke ground on a new West Campus Community Service Center in Trotwood in October.

GESMV President and CEO Lance Detrick says the new facility is part of a renaissance that’s taking place in Trotwood.

"It’s an area that's had some challenges over the years but you're really seeing a lot of growth there, brand new buildings going right into their downtown area," he says. "It's an area that is majority African-American population and really a nice growth area. Really good things are happening there.”

Detrick says the new community center will offer employment services, including for people with disabilities or who are living in poverty.

Behavioral health services will also be available, including alcohol and drug addiction counseling, and adult daycare services for people with dementia.

Detrick says there will also be room for job placement services, and a space for community events.

The Trotwood campus is expected to be completed in the Fall of 2022.

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