About

It all began when Margaret E. Moul, a caring teacher, was offered a job to operate a preschool for children with cerebral palsy.  She almost turned down the position because it was only part time, but her husband, Russell convinced her to take the job. The preschool, known as the Betsy Ross School, was the first of its kind in the nation and evolved into the York County Society for Cerebral Palsy. Eventually, it became the Easter Seal Society for Children and Adults.

Mrs. Moul became the Executive Director of the Easter Seal Society of York and served over 25 years. During this time, she met many children with special needs. The families that she came to know shared one of their greatest concerns – what does the future hold for their children or family member? What would happen to their son, daughter, sister or brother with special needs, once they pass on?  How would they manage without family support? Who would take care of their needs?

After retirement, Mrs. Moul and the parents agreed there needed to be an alternative to the typical nursing home; one that would accommodate the growing number of individuals living with cerebral palsy. On August 5,1975, the York County Cerebral Palsy Home Association was formed.

After the purchase of the land, Mrs. Moul and community leaders joined forces and raised the $1,000,000 needed to begin construction of the Home. Ground breaking for the construction of the original Home began on April 23,1981. The Home opened their doors to its first group of residents on January 5, 1982, many of whom Mrs. Moul had as students years before. By the end of 1982, the Home reached its maximum capacity of 52 residents.

From the time the doors first opened, Mrs. Moul’s continued dream was to enhance and expand the Home. After her death in 1999, her legacy continued.  Plans began in 2000 to renovate and expand the existing building. The project would provide rooms for 30 additional residents and expand the much needed space for administration and nursing. The entire Moul Home expansion and renovation was completed in August 2002. The Home welcomed 30 new residents.