Last week was a big week for us at the Circle of Care.
Since opening as a Family Resource Center, we have been in the same location the entire time. Over the years the needs of our area have changed and grown. As that has happened, we have used increasing amounts of the facility. Over the last several years we have begun to realize that in order to meet the continued and additional community needs, we would have to have more facilities than what has housed us at this point.
With a new director, we began talking with Debbie Wood, who has been a partner of the Circle of Care for years and had helped us look previously, to see what was available. Over the past year and a half, we have explored multiple possibilities and finally found a building that was a viable option.
Last Monday Night, the County Commission approved a new community development project through the Development Authority and authorized funding that set the stage for us to be able to provide expanded services in the future.
After a whirlwind of a week, we were able to close the sale and acquire the building on Friday. Once the pieces fell into place, everything happened much more quickly than anyone ever anticipated or imagined, and we are excited about what the future holds.
It will be a while before we are able to relocate. We will be writing grants and raising funds for renovations over the coming months, but for the Circle of Care and the families who will be served for generations to come, this is a big step.
We wish to thank all the Commissioners for their support. Commissioners Williams, Wood, and Bradford have been especially supportive and helpful. We would also like to thank Valerie Gray and the Chambers County Industrial Development Authority for their support and assistance in helping us take these first steps toward expanded services for our area. We look forward to continued partnerships with both the County Commission and the Development Authority.