Local non-profit has new home

Published: Jan. 19, 2018 at 4:21 PM CST
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A local non-profit has a new home in Monroe.

On Friday, the Children's Coalition For Northeast Louisiana showed off it's new space on Hall Street downtown.

Over the last 20 years they've been working from separate locations, but now they can offer their services under one roof.

They have an Early Head Start classroom, Child Care Connections, a Family Resource Center, and their administrative offices.

They had funding from Federal and State sources as well as local programs to help with the new space. They are also running a capital campaign called "Commit to the Bricks" where you can purchase bricks, memorial trees, or memorial benches that go towards their fundraising goal of $100,000.

The Executive Director Lynn Clark says, "As our children grow we need different things, and so what we wanted to do was put ourselves in one place where families could find us and really work to serve those families in whatever way they need."

Clark says they also plan to build a playground, and they're working on a family garden that will provide fresh food to the children in Early Head Start.