Albany Advocacy Resource Center, an advocate for those with disabilities, has acquired the former Harvest Temple site on Old Dawson Road. ARC deputy director, Sandra Edge said that bringing all the agency’s programs under one roof will be allow them to be administered more efficiently.
ALBANY, Ga. — The Albany Advocacy Resource Center has acquired a former church building to house its many programs under a single roof.
According to Sandra Edge, deputy director of ARC, the former Harvest Temple site on Old Dawson Road will undergo renovation over the next several months and is expected to be ready for occupancy by May or June of next year. ARC has a contract with SRJ Architects of Albany, Edge said.
“We’ll have about 11,000 square feet to work with,” Edge said. “We’ll have a board room, adequate meeting space and a lot of offices.”
Edge said that because of the many and varied functions performed by ARC, the central facility will provide a “greater continuity of services” than the several offices scattered through the area.
“We have 13 separate programs,” Edge said, “and this large, central location will allow us to administer them all in a simpler, more efficient way.
“We want to do the very best we can in providing services for those who need them,” he added. “Putting everything under one roof will help us achieve our goals.”
According to agency sources, Albany ARC is a nonprofit organization started in 1963 that serves individuals with a wide range of disabilities and supportive living needs. It is a member of the United Way group of agencies.