The first Level 2 group home in the state will be opened in Moab Thursday, Dec. 20. The group home, the first designed, built and owned by the state to house handicapped residents, will celebrate completion with an open house and ribbon cutting at 11 a.m. at 180 S. 300 East.

The Level 2 group home residents have limited mobility and cannot evacuate the home within three minutes unassisted, as specified by fire code.Because no existing providers could be found, the state had to construct the needed facilities. The Moab group home is the first in a pilot project that includes at least five others statewide. For more information, please contact Nan Eccles, 259-6128.