For more than two and a half years, the nonprofit—which provides residential child care—has been working on a new 25,000-square-foot campus in the Hyde Park neighborhood, across the street from the main facility.
“We exist solely to serve the most vulnerable children in our community. Our expansion enables us to serve more children, enhance their quality of care, and build capacity to support more families looking to foster or adopt,” Executive Director Ted Keyser said in a press release.
The nonprofit opened in 1893.
The expanded space increases the nonprofit’s capacity by 41%. The expansion includes 17 additional beds in eight new homes, which provide children with individual bedrooms with shared full baths, kitchens, living spaces and outdoor play areas. It also includes an education building to accommodate classrooms, a playground, space for case workers and multipurpose space to provide training for foster families.