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Approximately fourteen months ago, the Family Resource Center began its “Raise the Roof” campaign to raise funds to expand the square footage of their current facility. This will allow them to have a confidential meeting space for clients, a professional play therapy space, security upgrades, and much-needed storage and archive areas.
With the help of extraordinary community donors, staff and volunteers, the Family Resource Center has reached its groundbreaking goal by raising the needed 80 percent of the funds necessary to begin the building expansion.
Executive Director Jennifer Armstrong believes the project will help the Family Resource Center breathe life into the future. “The power of the SJI community is the strength of its people. We are all working toward a healthier place to live, connecting families and neighbors, and promoting stability and respect for each other.”
The building expansion was designed by Kathy Cope Design, and the General Contractor contract was awarded to Bobby Ross Construction.
While we are thrilled to have achieved this milestone, the work of the Family Resource Center will continue as the “social service hub” of San Juan Island.
The groundbreaking ceremony was held on Wednesday, Sept. 4. Armstrong noted that construction begins now, and should be completed in approximately eight months.
Thank you to everyone for your continued support as we look forward to a very exciting new year.