Grafton, WI – The Ozaukee Nonprofit Center (formerly known as Family Enrichment Center), a nonprofit organization that provides collaborative space and support to help sustain human service nonprofits in Ozaukee County, plans to relocate from 885 Badger Circle to a 42,000-square-foot building one mile away at 2360 Dakota Drive in Grafton.
According to Board President Jonah Turner, “this new facility, purchased in April, will allow the Ozaukee Nonprofit Center to expand its services and enhance our assistance to the nonprofit community while enabling other agencies to offer improved onsite support. The upgraded building will be designed for flexibility, efficiency, safety, sustainability, and collaboration.”
This move will triple their space and include a new event venue called the ON Center. Construction is expected to be completed in December of 2020 with renovations to house the following nonprofit agencies: Advocates of Ozaukee, Alzheimer’s Association Wisconsin Chapter, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ozaukee, COPE Services, Ozaukee Nonprofit Center, Habitat for Humanity Ozaukee, Home Energy Plus, Independence First, Interfaith Caregivers of Ozaukee, and Starting Point.
The Ozaukee Nonprofit Center first opened its doors in 1994 at a location within the Cedar Mills Clinic on Pioneer Road. By 1999, the organization made its first move to the current location at 885 Badger Circle. Now at capacity, this will be the Ozaukee Nonprofit Center’s third move and a major milestone in its history.
“Decreasing barriers is one of the key features of our new location. When people are in need of help, it can be difficult for them to figure out where to go. The Ozaukee Nonprofit Center is a one-stop human service center, as our organizations together are able to serve multiple needs within our campus. One of our main purposes is to reduce barriers to accessing services by co-locating together under one roof. Community collaborative efforts will continue with our relocation to expand and support the needs of the Ozaukee nonprofit community. We are excited to continue serving as a community hub for nonprofit excellence”, says Carissa Barnes, the Ozaukee Nonprofit Center’s Executive Director.
The Ozaukee Realtors Association is excited and proud to support the advancement of the Ozaukee Nonprofit Center by donating $1,000 to help with their relocation. This organization recognizes the importance of collaborating, community, and building investments.
To learn more about the Ozaukee Nonprofit Center, its services, how to get involved, and ways to donate, please visit: ozaukeenonprofitcenter.org.
The Ozaukee Nonprofit Center concept began in 1994 when several agencies shared space in Cedarburg, WI. In 1999, four participating agencies moved to a larger facility, the current home of the Ozaukee Nonprofit Center. The center, unique to the county, provides a state-of-the-art building and shared services for a host of nonprofit organizations as well as a professional environment for nonprofit human service agencies to come together and serve the needs of the community. The beauty of the campus model is the ability to offer multiple services under one roof whereas in most communities they are dispersed throughout a large geographic area. The Ozaukee Nonprofit Center’s mission is to sustain local nonprofits for a better world. To learn more, visit www.ozaukeenonprofitcenter.org.