The city will provide funding assistance to help create a Serve Lewisville center, according to a press release.
Serve Lewisville’s mission will be to bring multiple nonprofit organizations together at one facility, making it easier for the community to access social services under one roof. The organization aims to attract nonprofits, churches and civic organizations to the facility, according to the release.
Serve Lewisville is a new nonprofit organization that will be created by a board of five members: two from the city, Serve Denton’s CEO and two community members.
The need for a facility was determined by a recent feasibility study, which focused on five areas of concern: adult health care, mental health, rent and utility assistance, affordable child care and food. Serve Lewisville’s purpose will be to address those needs.
“Serve Lewisville will become an innovation hub for social services agencies in southern Denton County,” Lewisville Mayor TJ Gilmore said in the release. “We're proud to be investing in tools that will help our residents access resources they need in a timely manner.”
The city will provide a $2.5 million forgivable loan, according to the Serve Lewisville Feasibility Study. Serve Lewisville will raise the remaining funds needed to buy, renovate and cover operating costs for a vacant building on Edmonds Lane.
Organizations that have expressed interest in being a part of Serve Lewisville include Denton County MHMR, City of Lewisville Co-Care Team, PediPlace, Giving Grace, Catholic Charities, North Central Texas College and WIC.
Serve Lewisville plans to hold a grand opening around spring 2023.