We’re doing more than spring cleaning this week at our Wood River location. For the first time since opening our doors in 2007, we are knocking down walls, making room for our ever-growing services.
“When we first found this building ten ye
ars ago, it used to be the Wood River firehouse and we just knew it was the space for us to turn our vision into a reality,” said Executive Director, Tammy Iskarous. “Our goal was to always grow the services in this community, and with that, comes growing our space.”
Iskarous says a big reason why they need to expand their space is because Refuge just hired another therapist to and need to make more room for their therapy needs.
The new space will feature an updated data entry room for their volunteers and case managers, expanding client service space, new therapy room for Refuge and a new office space for a new Refuge therapist.
The building already has space for their Refuge… CASA partners, the Youth Violence Prevention Program, Client Service Department and a training room for all the parenting classes – which is also occasionally used for other training classes.
The construction starts this Spring and is projected to be completed by this summer.