North Platte Women’s Resource Center begins campaign to expand into a larger building

Because of an increase in their number of clients, and the desire to provide more services, the North Platte Women’s Resource Center is moving into a larger building. However, to do so, they are seeking financial assistance from the public by launching a capital campaign.

“A larger facility means more opportunities to save precious lives and help moms and dads be better prepared to parent their children,” said Candi Bishop, the center’s board president. 

The 45-year-old non-profit has more than 150 client visits each month. The board is always seeking new ways to meet the needs of their clients, but space was lacking, Bishop said. 

“Over the last couple of years, we have been creating a strategic plan for expanding our vision, enhancing our services, and becoming the first place people in our surrounding area think of when faced with an unplanned pregnancy. A few months ago, we decided that it was time to move into a larger facility,” she said. 

Bishop said that God has opened up many avenues for the center, including providing a perfect location for them at 209 McNeel Lane in North Platte. 

“We are not making this move because we are tired of the old and want new digs,” Bishop said. “It is all about empowering individuals to make informed life choices.”

Because of the larger location, the facility will now be able to offer enhanced medical services, expanded childcare services for their clients, have additional room to teach life skills classes, and provide a more convenient location. 

The board and staff for the center are now seeking to raise $1.2 million by December 2020 through their  “More Than Bricks” campaign. The investment will cover the cost of the building, funds for necessary remodeling, and all operating expenses for the three years of the campaign. A donor has already made an offer to match the first $100,000 in donations. 

The center is asking for Nebraskans to consider helping them reach their goal. For more information, contact the center at 308-534-1440 or Email them at info@wrcnp.com