Primarily, we’re moving because we have outgrown the space we have now. To update this space, anything we would renovate would only be a band-aid fix and not a long-term solution.
We were made aware of an amazing opportunity by the Rosenow family to purchase a building that we could not pass up in looking at the future needs of FSA and our community. The needs of our community have grown exponentially and continue to grow. We are the sole provider of Children’s Advocacy Center services, plus with the addition of Medicaid services, this gives us the opportunity to provide more services in strengthening individuals and families in our community.
Sometimes, in the interest of growth and better serving the community, we have to leave a home we love in a great location to become something better. In this case, we’ve found a new home in an equally great location that will grow with us, a home that will allow us to continue achieving our mission of strengthening individuals and families in the community.
A generous donor saw the same opportunity that we did in the new space and provided us with a bridge loan to purchase the building so we could renovate it and move in without an interruption in service.
While the opportunity presented itself, and the board unanimously decided to purchase the building, to transition from a bank and office-rental property to a facility we can use, the building will need significant renovations. Our goal is to renovate once, so your investment will take care of FSA for the future.
It’s going to be put back into the new building. Scalable to the purchase price of the property, all proceeds will go to various levels of the renovation.
Because DeKalb was half the population it is now when we moved in to the building, we’re currently at capacity on a regular basis. In the plans for renovation of the new building we are anticipating growth in both population and community needs. We have incorporated not just additional counseling, Children’s Advocacy Center interview rooms, and staff space, but also in-house medical examination facilities, a countywide training center, and more. This building will allow for us to provide those services effectively and efficiently for years to come.
The options for how you can give are only limited by your imagination. We encourage donations of all kinds, including multi-year pledges, stocks, bonds, cash, land sales, in-kind donations, estate giving, anonymous giving, and whatever else you can think of.
Yes. All donations to FSA are tax deductible, as we are the longest running 501(c)3 in DeKalb.
100% of the donations will go toward the renovations and requirements of getting us into our new home.
If you’re the owner of a local business that has services we might benefit from, we encourage you to contact John Saunders at Larson & Darby.
Yes! Family Service Agency is always open to donations of services and materials. Working through Larson & Darby, when you submit your bid for services, note that you desire to donate in that way, specifically. And don't forget, your donation is tax deductible!
We do! We will be changing the flow of the parking lot to allow for easier access and more manageable traffic flow. The parking lot at the new space is actually bigger than the lot at our current home. Also, because of the fluctuating need for various services throughout the day, we don’t anticipate parking capacity issues.
FSA has been in our current facility for over 43 years. Our expectations are that this new location will be our home for the foreseeable future.
It will remain functional and accessible until December 28, 2018.