By Christine Hockin-Boyd, Community Lifeline Center
After 23 years at 503 N. Kentucky St., Community Lifeline Center is moving. Soon you’ll find them in a larger, more efficient space in McKinney.
Recently, Community Lifeline Center was given a unique rental opportunity with sufficient office, Client Service spaces including a private intake office, education/computer lab, and separate offices for the two Case Managers, donation/storage room, and parking space.
Veterans and families who used to have to stand in line in 100+ temperatures will soon be welcomed into a proper waiting room. Clients will no longer have to share private details in semi-private circumstances.
But, since only 8₵ of every dollar is used to cover operating costs, funds are limited for large, one-time costs, like this move.
“We are going to be able to double our space with very little monthly increase in costs”, said Christine Hockin-Boyd, Executive Director of Community Lifeline. “But there is a significant amount of infrastructure work to be done to support the technology needs to serve our clients. We are looking at roughly $20,000 needed to fund wiring, integrated phone and computer systems, as well as the cabling to support our Client Education Room and Computer Lab.”
“We are in the business of homeless prevention, a key quality of life indicator. We know there is great need in our community. We know people and businesses are always getting asked to help. While CLC is used to offering a shoulder to lean on, this time I’m extending a hand: asking for your help. Our Families and veterans in crisis will thank you. Remember that a donation to Community Lifeline is a donation through Community Lifeline – to the community of lost and hurting people.”
Community Lifeline Center helps over 300 families and veterans a month find their way back to self-sufficiency; keeping families in their home, utilities on, and basic needs met. And, CLC is the only human services organization in North Texas awarded a grant by the Texas Veterans Commission to provide basic services to veterans.
For more information on helping with this move, go to www.communitylifeline.org and look for the donation page. Your support means everything to the families who are served. And, if you’re unable to participate financially, Community Lifeline appreciates your encouragement as they move to this next exciting phase of CLC growth and service.
We are always better together.