In 2006 conversation with friends started at a table in our current location that was then TR’s Café. The thought was what if we pulled small nonprofits that were doing great work together under one roof, we could share all the operational cost that most times, prohibits a small nonprofit from growing. In August of 2007 we celebrated the grand opening at 131 E Ferguson Ave, Wood River with 3 small nonprofits. After knocking out as many walls as we could, we still quickly ran out of room. In 2019 we purchased a building (where the conversation first started) with 8 nonprofits and no room to do services. Covid shut down the project for 2 years, however, we are so thankful for the commitment we have seen from area business and trades to complete this large project. In 2021 we moved into the lower level of the new 24,000 sq. ft. building located at 144 E Ferguson Ave. Wood River and continued renovations. “This expansion has been a vision for a long time, and to see it come to fruition is such a blessing”, said Executive Director Tammy Iskarous. “So many trades, volunteers, and community groups have come together to get this expansion completed. I cannot begin to thank them enough”. With the enlarged space we are going to be able to expand current services, add new organizations, conduct county wide trainings, serve more individuals, and families in crisis. RFM now has 10 nonprofits all under one roof that have become family and holistically wrap around our families in crisis due to violence, addiction, homeless and poverty…which is unlike any other organization we know.
Today we are pleased to announce the completion of this project and have planned our grand opening for April 14th 11-1pm with the ribbon cutting at 12. We are so excited to be able to showcase all the various organizations that provide incredible services and pour into our families every day. Tours of the facility will be available before and after the ceremony. A light lunch will be available and RSVPs would be appreciated. Please call 618-251-9790.