Hi Point Women’s Center prepares to reopen at Detroit Street location (Audio included)
4/29/2013 5:39:12 PM
By Nate Dunham
The Hi Point Women's Center (pictured left) is getting closer to reopening at its 110 North Detroit Street location soon.
On Monday, the center's staff, board, and volunteers got a chance to take a look at the remodeled building.
The center was damaged during the June 29th storm, which caused the center to temporarily relocate to the First Friends Church, at 808 West Columbus Avenue, for about ten months.
(Pictured right: lobby after June 29th storm)
The process of remodeling the building has taken about six weeks. Double D Construction did the renovations. The building needed all the drywall replaced from the front of the building to the back. Other repairs included the trim, carpentry, and electrical.
Don Detrick, CEO of Double D Construction, says that his contribution to the center was self-gratifying because the organization has been supported by his wife and him for many years and is near and dear to their hearts.
Detrick talks about his contribution to the center.
Shannon Maier of Simply Shannon donated her time and resources to redesign the center. Her goal was to make the center feel comfortable and homey. She donated furniture, clocks, lamps, and chairs. She also used photos of the center's clients throughout the building.
Maier said that she enjoys giving back to the community and that the project was a labor of love that is very rewarding. She looks forward to knowing that women in the community can go to the center and have a safe atmosphere.
(Pictured left: lobby after being renovated and remodeled)
Maier comments on her donation to the center.
Hi Point Women's Center Executive Director April Staton says that she hopes the changes will bring the feelings of joy, comfort, and safety to the center’s clients.
The center will be reopening at the 110 North Detroit Street location on May 6th. Operating hours will be Monday 11 am to 5 pm and Tuesday and Wednesday 1 pm to 5 pm.
(Pictured right: the baby room in the women’s center)
There will also be a public grand reopening open house on May 20th from 3 to 7 pm. The event will end with a Prayer Circle for Life that will be led by several area pastors.
Staton talks about the center reopening at the Detroit Street location.