WARSAW — Beaman Home Executive Director Tracie Hodson announces that the Phase I construction of the new Beaman Home Emergency Shelter and Outreach Center facility at 603 Parker St., is nearing completion.
Despite the unfinished look on the outside of the building, final remodeling on the inside is nearly finished. Administrative staff and outreach advocates have moved into the remodeled Outreach Center.
The Outreach Center includes a children’s activities center, adult meeting rooms, kitchen and dining facilities, as well as staff office space. The new center will allow Beaman Home to serve domestic violence families whether or not they are staying in the emergency shelter.
This innovative approach allows all clients to take part in on-going counseling and training programs. The new programs will work to reduce victims’ repeated involvement with domestic violence abusers and reduce or eliminate the generational cycle of domestic violence prevalent in abused families.
The organization has not had the space to provide these services in the past, and outreach staff is eager to begin the new programs. The programs will serve as examples for other domestic violence centers in Indiana and are expected to begin soon.
Phase II construction will begin within a few weeks for the two-story emergency shelter being built on the west side of the Outreach Center. Phase II will also include a secured reception entrance that will be added to the northwest corner of the Outreach Center. Hodson added that “the exterior design elements will be finished once the reception center and two-story shell are in place.” Phase II will be completed by year end at which time a Grand Opening will be held for capital campaign donors and area emergency personnel.
The Beaman Home has been providing essential services to domestic violence victims and their children living in Kosciusko, Marshall, and Fulton Counties since 1985. For more information about Beaman Home’s programs and services as well as construction, Board updates and volunteer information, visit their redesigned website at www.thebeamanhome.com.
Contributions for the final construction costs and “filling the building” with furniture and equipment are still being sought and accepted. Interested parties may contact Hodson at (574) 703-0722 or [email protected].