"A year ago, this was a broad stroke dream if you would," said Merryman House Executive Director Mary Foley.
Foley says by Sept. 26 her vision for Merryman House will be reality.
Once the acquisition is complete, the Merryman House will use five buildings on the campus, and a substance abuse treatment center will use three. The first phase of renovations includes the building used for the emergency shelter, the outreach buildings and an administration building. It could be nine months to a year before those renovations are complete.