SRVS is pleased to announce that it has completed a three-year, $5.5 million capital campaign to renovate and equip a new headquarters building to enhance the programs and services for the people it serves.
“We are thrilled with the opportunity to significantly increase our operating space and serve more people with disabilities in a state-of-the-art facility, in addition to creating more jobs,” said Jeffrie Bruton, SRVS Executive Director. “We will be able to more than double the number of people we serve.”
The newly renovated, 80,000 square foot facility at 3971 Knight Arnold Road, will house SRVS Learning Center, SRVS Clinical Services and SRVS Community Living program, in addition to other administrative offices. SRVS Industries will remain at its current location at 3592 Knight Arnold.
Renovations to the new headquarters are nearing completion and the building is expected to be fully occupied by March. The main program space will be the learning center, where SRVS offers weekday programs for adults, concentrating on social skills, self-care skills and pre-vocational training, using Montessori teaching techniques. The learning center will also house SRVS’ elder care program.
Its features include expanded classrooms, music room, art room and a model apartment to teach independent living, and a teaching kitchen for food preparation training, grocery shopping and nutritional education. Other key areas include a media room, sensory stimulation area, computer lab and reading library. The clinical services program will have state-of-the art equipment to provide physical and occupational therapy, and areas for behavioral health assessment and other services.
“Our new headquarters will make a major difference in our service delivery,” said Anne Wesberry, SRVS board chairperson. “Community support for the campaign was overwhelming and we are tremendously grateful for the support individuals, corporations, foundations, small businesses, and others provided for people with disabilities.”