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Blanco County CRC Ground Breaking is Huge Success

 

On Wednesday, January 23rd, more than 60 CRC Board Members, Advisory Board members, and staff; judges, commissioners, architects, contractors, area agencies, and local community members met to celebrate the building commencement of the new Blanco County Community Resource Center (CRC) in Johnson City.  The project, which is slated for completion this year, will mark the fourth operational CRC under the Community Resource Centers of Texas Inc. umbrella, with other locations in Burnet, Williamson, and Llano counties.

Headquartered in Marble Falls, Community Resource Centers of Texas, Inc. offers bold and fearless solutions to tackle elaborate rural challenges. The purpose of the CRC is to facilitate delivery of social and public health services to qualified clients provided by nonprofit organizations and government agencies. By housing dozens of these agencies in one location, clients can quickly learn about, apply for, and receive services that are administered by these agencies to improve their lives in both the short and long-term at no cost to the local taxpayer.

The new Blanco County CRC will act as a one-stop shop for community services, housing many different agencies who work together to serve Blanco County residents.  More than just a building, the CRC provides a hub of service, central knowledge, and collaboration. The structure will deliver free office and meeting space for partnering nonprofit and government agencies, as well as administrative support, connection, outreach, and expansion. The space also allows a location for stakeholders to gather, for healthcare, food and meals, and for hope and help. In times of local crises, the building is equipped to serve as a back-up emergency operations center. Current committed tenant agencies include: Johnson City Christian Food Pantry, Texas Department of State Health Services, Hill Country MHDD, Highland Lakes Family Crisis Center, Texas Workforce Commission, Highland Lakes Legal Center, and 33rd Judicial Court Adult Probation.

Construction of the 7,500 sq. ft. building is estimated to cost around $1.4 million with funding provided by partnership and management fees received from the Texas Housing Foundation as well as support from local donors invested in community welfare. In addition to providing office space for 30+ agencies, the building will also include a medical office suite, large food pantry space, community kitchen, conference room, and a community meeting room.  Any nonprofit agency interested in acquiring office space at the new CRC may email their inquiry to dklaeger@txhf.org.

Tax deductible contributions to the project can be made at: bit.ly/blancocrc

For questions, comments, or more information on how your financial support will be recognized:

Contact Donna Klaeger, Sr. VP of Community Resources – dklaeger@txhf.org or 830-798-4185.

 

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