Contact: Dusty Buell
For Immediate Release
Heartspring begins plans for new construction and remodeling to meet program needs
On Tuesday, November 15, 2016, the Heartspring Board of Trustees unanimously approved plans to add new buildings and renovate spaces on Heartspring’s current campus to better serve the children with special needs and their families that look to Heartspring for support.
“There are children and families who come to us who we have to turn away each week because we simply don’t have the space to serve them,” Heartspring President and CEO David Stupay said. “We will continue to push ourselves and to grow to serve these families. Our hope is that one day we will be able to say yes to every family that comes to us for services and give them the hope and opportunity they are seeking.”
The construction and remodel is necessary to meet the ever-growing need for the services Heartspring offers. Autism diagnosis rates continue to rise with one in 68 children being diagnosed with autism and the number of students served in the Heartspring School has more than doubled since the campus opened. As a result, waiting lists remain at all-time highs. One of the major goals of the project is to reduce Heartspring’s waiting list and increase overall capacity to serve more children and families.
“We have a loyal and generous group of supporters who have empowered us over the years to meet and expand our mission,” said Stupay. “The need for our services is overwhelming, and it is because of this loyal support we are able to begin the first phase of this project immediately. Initial funding has been secured; however, to fully complete the project there will be additional fundraising needs and opportunities for support. ”
The project groundbreaking will be held in the spring with the first phase of the project estimated to take eight months to complete. Sheldon Architecture has been selected as the architect for this project and Hutton Construction has been selected as the builder.