Many area organizations have found new homes over the past two months after the Marshall County Family Resource Center closed its doors in November.
The center once housed several different service organizations, including Marshall County Alzheimer’s Services, Care and Assurance for the Aging and Homebound, Marshall County Visitation and Family Center and various satellite offices.
Leaders of the nonprofits said the move has not affected their services, and they are pleased with the locations.
Alzheimer’s Services moved to its former location in Hospice of Marshall County’s — Shepherd’s Cove facility in Albertville. Chairman Neal Terrell said the organization was originally housed in Shepherd’s Cove, but leaders felt it would “be a better fit” for the group to move to the Family Resource Center.
“The offices were still vacant so it just made sense to go back,” Terrell said. “And we serve a lot of the same patients as Hospice anyway.”
CASA has moved into the Department of Human Resources office in October, and CASA director Shirley Holland said it was a good move.
“Wayne Seller, the director of DHR invited us to move into office space that was available and not being used,” she said. “It is a great situation because we are able to work with Adult Services for DHR. Sometimes we are able to offer more to individuals by working together, and really the space saves us a lot of money that can now be used to service the elderly of Marshall County.”
The Marshall County Visitation and Family Center, which provides parenting classes, fatherhood initiative classes and supervised visitation, moved to 103 South Hambrick St. in Albertville.
“We’re really enjoying the new location,” director Christina Morgan said. “It’s local and next to the courthouse so it’s convenient for court.”