Care Net relocation pushed back until spring

January 21, 2020 | 12:07 am

Updated January 20, 2020 | 9:10 pm

Care Net of Owensboro said progress moving into its new building has stalled because of unexpected expenses and issues with the parking lot.

“The reason for the delay is two-fold primarily,” said Executive Director Lisa Hyland. “One of the reasons is our board has a no-debt policy, so in order for us to move into our new facility, by board policy we need to have all the funds.”

Hyland said Care Net has been raising money throughout the process and continues to do so until full funding is met, adding that the organizations knew it didn’t have all fundings upfront.

Renovation also slowed when the organization learned about a month ago that some additional work including extra expenses had to be done to the parking lot at the new building — 425 East 18th St. at the former Independence Bank building.

“The work has not stopped at all,” she said. “We are just right there ready to cross the finish line.”

Care Net Owensboro, a Christian-based organization. Every service available by Care Net is free and confidential. Their services include free ultrasounds, pregnancy testing, STD testing and treatment and other services as available.

The move will allow the non-profit to expand its footprint in Daviess County and the surrounding area, Hyland said.

“Our hope is all of this will occur this spring.”

January 21, 2020 | 12:07 am

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