With the opening of the newly renovated Austin Office at 5910 W. Division a ribbon cutting
ceremony was held for YOS staff to celebrate the opening of their new home! Staff members toured the new facility and were treated to a special lunch to commemorate this exciting occasion. The office is now more spacious and updated with new tools that will help grow the many programs held at the Austin Office. The office was officially open to clients as of February 17th.
Updates to the Austin office also allow more functionality to the space. Carpet tiles in the group rooms can be replaced individually when there is wear and tear. The group room has also been outfitted with a divider so that two programs can meet in the same room without disturbing each other. A flat screen T.V. has been mounted in the office with a variety of video game consoles that promote healthy, nonviolent activities. The reception area has been equipped with security cameras to keep and eye on the entrances and exits. In the near future YOS plans to hire a clerk to monitor the overall well-being and safety of the facility.
A computer lab, with new equipment, has been set up to provide youth with a space for
homework, supplemental academic assistance and recreational uses. The durable and flexible furniture provided Michelle Menconi and her team at Henricksen can hold up to wear and tear and be easily moved for different types of programming. YOS is pleased to start a new chapter in the Austin community. Thanks you to all those who attended and all of those who helped make this renovation successful.
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