Non-profit will occupy the vacant Maplecrest Assisted Living
BUCYRUS, OHIO – Wednesday, March 1, 2023 – The Salvation Army’s Bucyrus location is pleased to officially announce they will be relocating to and expanding at the former Maplecrest Assisted Living facility, located at 717 Rogers Street. They are relocating from their current facility at 224 E. Rensselaer Street. Collaboration between the Salvation Army, Crawford County Commissioners, and Crawford-Marion ADAMH has led to the new location which will offer multiple and expanded services. The total investment in purchasing the building and renovations will exceed $1,370,000.
Crawford County Commissioner Doug Weisenauer commented, “The current Salvation Army building located on Rensselaer Street is not handicap accessible and would be a challenge to bring up to code; relocating the Salvation Army will allow them to continue and expand their services while working in partnership with Crawford-Marion ADAMH.” He continued by sharing, “Crawford County will receive more than $366,000 from the OneOhio settlement funds and purchasing the facility meets the requirements set forth in opioid settlements. We appreciate the support and consultation from the Crawford Partnership team as the county purchased the building.”
The Crawford County Commissioners purchased the former Maplecrest Assisted Living with settlement dollars from the OneOhio opioid settlement and will lease and ultimately sell the facility to the Salvation Army at the end of an eighteen-year period. The Salvation Army will be responsible for the million-dollar renovations and will sell their current facility, apply for grants, and complete a capital campaign to secure funds.
“The Salvation Army is very excited to partner with Crawford-Marion ADAMH and have their services in our location” shared Major Tom Grace of the Salvation Army in Bucyrus. “By relocating we can expand services and move into a building that is accessible to all populations. This project is an excellent example of countywide collaboration and each organization utilizing their strengths to add to value to citizens of all ages in our communities.”
The expanded services and programs at the new location will include the pantry-related programs, programs for children with academic deficiencies, as well as mental health and addiction services. The Crawford-Marion ADAMH Board will have a regular presence in the building and will help arrange for appropriate services.
About the Salvation Army
Started in 1865 and known as the Salvation Army in 1878, the Army is active in 133 countries and provides religious services, disaster response services, social service programs, casework and counseling services, youth services, senior services, Christmas programs, Veteran services, prison services, and advocates for victims of human and sexual trafficking. For more information visit, https://www.salvationarmyusa.org/usn/about/.
About the Crawford-Marion ADAMH
Through a partner network of schools, courts, job and family services, law enforcement, and other organizations The Alcohol, Drug Addiction, and Mental Health Board of Crawford and Marion county’s mission is to make sure there are mental health and addiction services available. Services available in Crawford County include Community Counseling and Wellness Centers, CONTACT, Inc., Family & Children First, Family Life Counseling, Marion-Crawford Prevention Programs, National Alliance on Mental Illness, and more. Ultimately, ADAMH exists to offer assistance for individuals with substance use and/or mental health disorders to help ensure our counties are healthy, safe, and strong. For more visit, https://mcadamh.com/.
About the Crawford Partnership
Started in 2006, the Crawford Partnership for Education and Economic Development is a private, non-profit corporation dedicated to driving collaborative economic, community and workforce development in Bucyrus, Galion, Crestline, New Washington, and all of Crawford County, Ohio. Twice in the last four years, the community has been nationally ranked in the top 20% for economic development and is pursuing an aggressive, strategic, and comprehensive agenda to become a community of choice for business and residents. To learn more about the Crawford Partnership, please visit us at crawfordpartnership.org
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