On January 19, 2022, a certain real estate listing (19570 County Road 33, Fairhope, AL) was identified as a potential site for the new Baldwin Family Village. Known previously as Oakland Place, it was a memory care center that was in operation for 27 years.
In late February 2022, the property was placed under contract at a purchase price of $700K. Over the ensuing months, more than $700K was raised, primarily from individual donors across the county, and the property was purchased on June 1, 2022.
Repairs and improvements have been underway since we took possession of the property and furnishings have been ordered.
We are excited that we have raised the funds needed for operating expenses for the first year and are on track to open the doors to residents on April 1, 2023!
THANK YOU for your generosity and commitment!
To ensure sustainability, we are actively raising funds for the second and third years of operating expenses (approximately $540,000 annually).
It is the expectation that upon the meeting of certain agreed upon criteria, the Foundation shall transfer the property to Dumas Wesley Community Center. The Foundation will remain the fundraising arm for the Baldwin Family Village program while Dumas Wesley Community Center will own and operate the facility and program.