Kimberly’s Cottage Finds New Home

Kimberlys Cottage

Kimberly’s Cottage finds new home

The local center serves abused and neglected children.

Published: Tuesday, December 7, 2010 at 11:39 a.m.
Two local agencies have teamed up to mutual benefit — again.
Ten years ago, during a booming housing and real estate market, the Marion County Building Industry Association helped the Marion County Children’s Advocacy Center build Kimberly’s Cottage, a not-for-profit organization to serve abused and neglected children.
With the addition of a Child Protection Team, Kimberly’s Cottage outgrew its facility at 2131 SW 22nd Place and began to look for a new home, according to a news release.
The building association decided it no longer wanted to manage a property that included a rental hall and executive office suites inside a 7,245-square-foot facility at 2800 NE 14th St.
Kimberly’s Cottage board members visited the MCBIA facility and found it a good fit for their growing needs. The organizations closed on the property Dec. 1, according to the release.
Kimberly’s Cottage began moving into the facility on Tuesday. Child victims of abuse will continue to be served during the move.
The MCBIA relocated to 2635 SE 58th Ave.
“The new building will provide the space we need to accommodate the addition of the Child Protection Team to Kimberly’s Cottage as well as provide the space to grow and add additional services to meet the ongoing needs of Marion County’s most vulnerable citizens,” wrote Ken Ausley, the agency’s board vice president, in the release. “Add to this the great location and once-in-a-lifetime price and the move just makes sense.”
According to an e-mail from Bartow McDonald IV, managing director with Sperry Van Ness/Skye Commercial Real Estate, the price was $525,000.
For information about Kimberly’s Cottage, call 873-4739 or visit http://www.kimberlyscottage.net. For information about the Marion County Building Industry Association, call 694-4133 or visit http://www.mcbia.org.

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