Faith Mission Completes Move to New Location
Faith Mission has recently completed its move to a bigger and better space at 245 N. Grant Avenue.
“We are fully in the new building and absolutely love it,” said Executive Director Susan Villilo. “The new location provides an improved environment that reflects the quality of the services provided. People using our services have increased space and privacy.”
The move to the new location was made possible by a property swap between the nonprofit organization and the Edwards Cos, who are planning to turn the former church that housed the Faith Mission offices and soup kitchen into a sales office and clubhouse for their Neighborhood Launch project.
The transition to the new space was not without its complications.
“It was a bit tricky especially with the relocation of the Community Kitchen,” said Villilo.”We continued to serve meals uninterrupted, but that required some cooking offsite and transporting food for a while.”
Overall, Villilo says that the new building is helping the organization further its mission of serving people in need; “It seems the people we serve not only have more space and privacy but that we have created a welcoming, dignified physical environment that encourages engaging in service.”
Photo by Anne Evans.