TRPIL Debuts New Headquarters

November 13, 2020 2:48 am

Shona Eakin is the CEO of Voices For Independence, the parent company of the Washington County based center for independent living, Transitional Paths to Independent Living, better known as TRPIL. She is also a Washington County native that has come home to open TRPIL’s new headquarters in the former YWCA building on W. Maiden Street. Eakin, herself is afflicted with physical challenges and remembers her physical therapy sessions at the YWCA swimming pool. She expressed pride in being able to revive this building and put it to use again for the community. The ribbon cutting ceremony held Friday marked the finish of phase one of renovations. Mostly office space has been created to help staff administer the care needed for disabled consumers. The common area is open and is being used as an internet café. Consumers may make an appointment to use the internet or learn computer skills. Phase 2 renovations will include the development of program rooms and the renovation of the auditorium. Despite the pandemic, TRPIL has been quite successful in meeting the needs of their consumers. Eakin wants everyone to know that if they are in need of disability services, they can reach out to TRPIL and they will help get the services needed.  (Pictured l to r: Washington County Commissioners Larry Maggi; Washington Health System CEO Brook Ward; VOI/TRPIL CEO Shona Eakin VOI; Bob Bach with VOI and President of the Washington County Chamber of Commerce, Jeff Kotula)