Construction continues on Hisle Park Apartments for transitional age youth
Hisle Park Apartments Project
Construction continues on Hisle Park Apartments for transitional age youth. This apartment complex is named for Larry Hisle, a former professional baseball player. Hisle, born in Portsmouth Ohio, broke into the big leagues when he was twenty as an outfielder for the Phillies. He also played for the Minnesota Twins and the Milwaukee Brewers. Hisle was two-time All Star : When he was as a player, and when he was coach for a 2 World Series winning – the Toronto Blue Jays.
The location of the apartment complex is near the area where Larry Hisle Park once was a place for community kids to play ball. The name selected for Hisle Park Apartments honors his sports career and recognizes and thanks him for the work he has done with youth. Orphaned at age ten, later adopted by a loving Portsmouth family, Larry never forgot his roots nor what it was like for youth to struggle in their young years. During his playing years he gave back in time and money. In the past decades he has spent his time mentoring and assisting underprivileged, at-risk, or otherwise disadvantaged youth in the Milwaukee area.
Shawnee Family Health Center has teamed up with Portsmouth Metropolitan Housing Authority on the development of the Hisle Park housing project which will fill a critical need for youth who are transitioning out of foster care.
Pictured: CEO Cynthia Holstein, PMHA Director Peggy Rice, PMHA Board Members and Shawnee Family Health Center Team Leaders.
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