The Shepherd Home
The Shepherd Home is a three story brick Colonial Revival, designed by Walter P. Crabtree, Sr, built in 1925 as dormitory housing for the nurses of Connecticut Valley Hospital (CVH). The Shepard Home is the gateway to the historic CVH campus with its grand two story columns and portico.
At one point in time the building served as transitional housing for up to 70 single-occupancy displaced adults, however the historic gem has been left vacate for many years.
NCA revitalized the historic building into 32 one-bedroom and studio apartments for permanent supportive housing for veterans. In addition to the apartments, the renovated facility includes a fitness room, large gathering room, conference room for support groups, a small communal kitchen, laundry room and staff offices. The new lower level accessible main entry incorporates a recessed patio with table seating for staff and residents. The historic porches overlooking the park-like setting was restored for resident’s use. The facility also includes a new photovoltaic array.