WARRACKNABEAL disability agency Woodbine will receive the keys to its million-dollar accommodation centre today.
The project, named Individual Residential Lifestyles, will provide accommodation for people with intellectual disabilities.
The agency spent much of last year raising more than $1 million for the project.
The project twice missed out on Federal Government Supported Accommodation Fund grants.
Chief executive Bernie O'Connor said Woodbine had made some small changes to its original plan designed by project manager Hooke Architecture.
He said the accommodation included six bedrooms for clients.
A seventh bedroom was originally planned as a staff bedroom, with employees working on a 'sleep-over' system.
Mr O'Connor said the seventh bedroom would now be available for another client and an active staff member would work throughout the night.
He said another change included a new area with brick barbecue.
The accommodation also includes kitchens, dining rooms, living area and a garden.
Mr O'Connor said the new accommodation building would house people who were already in group homes in Warracknabeal.
Staff would increase their hours to accommodate the extra workload.
"They've been great," he said.
Mr O'Connor thanked everyone who had supported the project.
He said Woodbine's ladies auxiliary raised $135,000 for the project, the single largest donation.
"They run an op shop in town, so to raise that much, it's a gigantic effort," he said.
The agency and private donations contributed the rest of the total.
Woodbine is also busy preparing for the opening of its new Country Essentials store next week.
The store will sell women's and children's clothing, along with underwear, and aims to fill the void left by Target Country's closure in June.
The new shop is next to Woodbine's Craftworks business in Scott Street. It will be on a trial basis for a year.
Mr O'Connor said the store would help provide skills for Woodbine clients.
He said the store would have two people with disabilities and two supervisors working during opening hours.
Mr O'Connor said a Facebook page for the new store had been a successful promotion.
The community had also backed the project.
"They've shown a lot of support," he said. "We've had a lot of offers for volunteers."
Mr O'Connor said more people would be joining Woodbine next year.
He said a cabaret to raise money for Woodbine and Rural Northwest Health was planned for November 1.
He said there were a limited number of tickets left to the Warracknabeatles cabaret. People could call Woodbine on 5398 2166 for tickets.