Lakeshore Foundation

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The Lakeshore Foundation is a non-profit rehabilitation center which offers fitness, recreation, athletic and educational programs to people with physical disabilities or disabling conditions. The foundation is located on a 45-acre campus off Lakeshore Drive and Old Montgomery Highway in Homewood. The center employs a staff of more than 80, and also houses the Birmingham offices of the Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and HealthSouth's Lakeshore Rehabilitation Hospital.

The Lakeshore Foundation works with injured military personnel and their families through the Lima Foxtrot program. Its facilities are also used for Olympic and Paralympic training and in international wheelchair sporting events. Wheelchair rugby competitions at Lakeshore were featured in the 2005 documentary film "Murderball".

The foundation had assets of over $123,000,000 with over $83,000,000 in cash and securities at the end of 2007.

A 2008 addition and renovation of the Foundation's 54-bed housing facility was designed by KPS Group and built by HOAR Construction. The project was certified by the U. S. Green Building Council as meeting the requirements of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program.

In 2010 Capstone Development helped lead a campaign to construct the Cottages of Lakeshore as temporary residences for Lima Foxtrot participants. In 2015 the hospital announced plans for a 20,220-square foot addition, converting many shared patient rooms to single rooms and making more areas accessible to disabled visitors. The project is expected to be completed in early 2019.


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