WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WI (OnFocus) – The Hannah Center Inc. Wisconsin Rapids Expansion Project has officially raised the funding necessary to open a second location for women and children in crisis in Wisconsin Rapids.
Over the past three years, The Hannah Center Board of Directors and Advisory Committee members have worked to raise the funds necessary to purchase and renovate a location as well as funding for five years of operation costs. On April 20th, 2022 at the Rapids Tasting Tour event, the community rallied together and raised the remaining funds needed.
“We would like to thank the Wisconsin Rapids community members, businesses and churches who have helped us attain this goal. Our next steps will be to find a location and make a purchase offer. We are excited to begin serving the Wisconsin Rapids community and see this vision become reality,” said Rhoda Sternitzky, Board of Directors President.
The Hannah Center’s Program Coordinator, Tricia Fancher said, “We are so thankful for the community of Wisconsin Rapids. This vision would not be a reality without the support of the community members. We look forward to building relationships in the community and impacting the cycles of poverty, homelessness and more that have been crippling our communities for many years.”
The Hannah Center has existed in Marshfield, WI for 29 years as a home for women and children in crisis. “It is perfectly fitting that going into our 30th year we will also be celebrating the opening of a second location,” said Fancher. The Hannah Center is a non-profit organization that accepts no state or federal funding to fulfill their mission of assisting women and children in life crisis through compassion and guidance in a nurturing environment.
You can follow the progress of the expansion, get involved or donate to The Wisconsin Rapids Expansion Project by following The Hannah Center on social media, on their website, www.hannahcenter.com or by reaching out to Ms. Fancher, Program Coordinator at 715.387.6300.
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