Wednesday, March 10, 2010


We are getting settled in this new office space. A bit chaotic, but we'll get there. It's a wonderful place to be in.

The greater excitement surrounds the development of the Connections Center. This is a space that is a part of the new office location. We are setting this up as a place where people with disabilities who live in the community can come and spend a part of their day. Everyone who uses the Connections Center will need to be able to self-supervise and follow a code of conduct. It will be a place to gather with friends, to find new activities, to look for new opportunities and to participate in programs occasionally. This center will hopefully open sometime next month. We are seeking grant money and other sources of support to help cover the costs of the program.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Moving to a new office location is definitely needed, but it has its downsides. One that I am becoming more and more concerned with as we get closer to the move is again being completely separated from our day program. Although the noise and commotion from the program activities can often make it difficult to concentrate or have meetings, but not getting the greetings from the participants, not hearing the laughter or feeling the energy of the activity or hearing the encouragement of the staff will be missed.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

New Space

So just over a year ago - December 2008 - we moved our administrative offices from the Family Enrichment Center in Grafton to a new, larger location in Saukville. This new location would increase the space available for our administrative offices and add space for our growing adult day services program. Well, only about six months later our day services program took over the majority of the new space. In fact, now our administrative offices occupy less space than we had at the FEC. At the end of this month (February 2010), we will be relocating our administrative offices to a new space that is just a couple of blocks away. This will be in addition to the space we currently occupy. I'll have to get some pictures added to show where we are at.

A little side note: With this move Balance will be "celebrating" the 10th, yes, 10th location of our administrative offices over the last 18 years! Enough already!