September 1, 2015
Reach Out Lodi Remodel
LODI, WI - Reach Out Lodi recently held an open house to show the public everything they have accomplished at their new location. Almost 400 people toured the new facility, which hopes to be fully operational by mid-October. Reach Out Lodi purchased the former Lodi Medical Clinic building with the plan to remodel it into a community and resource center for the City of Lodi and surrounding areas.
Our goal is to reach out to the Lodi area by establishing a community center where all generations can gather and to provide a centralized location offering vital services for individuals and families in crisis meet their basic living needs. -Reach Out Lodi
General Engineering Company (GEC) was approached by Reach Out Lodi to convert the former Lodi Medical Clinic building to a resource and community center for area families in need. The project had two major goals in mind. The first was to house several types of services for families under one roof: a community center, food pantry services, a personal essentials center and a school supply program. Services that were once offered at several locations throughout the community, will not be housed at one location. The second goal was to redesign the facility to ensure that those coming to seek services would have their dignity preserved in receiving such services.
GEC provided structural and design services for the initial layout and permit plans as well as grant and funding services. Most of the remodeling work has been completed by local community members donating their time and services to this new organization. Reach Out Lodi continues to take donations in the form of time, supplies, equipment and money. Check out their Facebook Page for more information or go to www.ReachOutLodi.org for more information.