Community Connections has purchased the former Revelstoke Cable TV building and will begin running a number of community outreach programs from the 416 Second Street West location starting this fall. In the interim, the building is being used to host the summer day camp program for youth.
A statement from Community Connections said the need for space has been a priority for the organization for the last several years as services, staffing and the number of people served has grown.
“We intend to operate the building with an Outreach Centre philosophy – creating inclusive, accessible space to support women, youth, families, individuals with diverse abilities, and all community members looking to connect with social services,” executive director Sheena Bell said in the statement.
The food bank, food recovery and outreach teams will move into the new space this fall, and Community Connections says it has also identified key programs that will relocate to the building following the completion of renovations. The non-profit organization says is also working to “develop new services that fit with emerging community needs, our strategic plan, and the capacity of the new space. Our management team and the Outreach Centre steering committee are working hard to develop the overall vision and strategy which includes building development, funding, program creation, stakeholder input, and community partnerships.”
Community Connections gave thanks to the many stakeholders who helped make the project a reality, stating the ongoing support and investment has made it possible to provide a “responsive and collaborative approach to delivering services.”