KERRVILLE – BCFS Health and Human Services’ new Texas Hill Country Resource Center – the cornerstone of Kerrville’s non-profit block on Main Street – is a hub of activity these days. The 20,000 square-foot structure being built by Hill Country contractor JM Lowe is on schedule to open its doors this Fall. While new digs bring a certain energetic buzz, it’s what will happen under the new center’s roof that’s cause for the real excitement.
The new BCFS center will be the headquarters for several area non-profits offering life-changing outreach and programming to the Hill Country community. In addition to housing the many BCFS Health and Human Services programs, Art2Heart, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Families & Literacy, Inc., Hill Country Ministries and New Hope Counseling have signed on as tenants in the new building, and space is still available at the center for other community-based non-profit agencies.
The site not only offers clients the convenience of finding an array of services in one place, but the close proximity of the agencies working in the new center will also help them work more efficiently: encouraging communication; ensuring non-duplication of services; and leveraging the talents and resources of each non-profit to effectively address the full-spectrum, specific needs of each child and family.
BCFS is leasing space for only $10 per square foot, significantly lower than the average local rate of $15 according to Sue Tiemann with Hill Country Property Management and Commercial Realty Services (830-792-5775). This competitive rate also includes furnished offices, state-of-the-art communication technology, a large conference room, a computer lab and other shared common areas.
BCFS’ director of operations in Kerrville, Brenda Thompson, is excited for the new center. “This center is going to be the most robust site for care and compassion for children, young adults and families throughout the Hill Country.”
In addition to recruiting additional tenants, BCFS is spearheading fundraising efforts to furnish the facility. Naming rights are available for spaces throughout the center, beginning at $1,200.
“Sponsoring one of the spaces in our center is not just a great way to help a child or family in need today, but also an incredible opportunity to permanently honor or memorialize someone you love,” says Kathleen Maxwell-Rambie, BCFS Development Officer.
To support the work at BCFS’ Texas Hill Country Resource Center or to learn more about working in the new facility, contact Kathleen Maxwell-Rambie at (830) 928-9387.
BCFS is a global system of health and human service non-profit organizations with locations and programs throughout the United States as well as Eastern Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa. The organization is a national leader in medical sheltering and emergency management and response, providing critical emergency support services to federal, state and local governments. BCFS also provides residential services and emergency shelters for children who are abused or neglected; assisted living services and vocational training for adults with intellectual disabilities; mental health services for children and families, foster care and adoption services; medical services; early education; transitional living services for youth who are at-risk and those in the juvenile justice system; residential camping and retreats for children and families; and international humanitarian aid for children living in impoverished conditions in developing countries.