Two local organizations that provide after school services to at-risk youth are working together to expand, while saving money.
Wesley House will buy the Laura Cansler facility from the Boys and Girls Club of the Tennessee Valley.
The Boys and Girls Club is working with local schools and churches to provide the club's services it currently provides at the building. at other locations instead.
Leaders say that will allow it to increase the number of children it serves by about 2300 over the next five years.
Wesley House leaders say moving into the building will allow the organization to triple enrollment in its education based after school program.
"We needed a bigger facility. I happened to have an introductory meeting with Lisa Hurst one day, and she said this building was available. Boys and Girls Club made us a great deal and it's going to be a great situation for both organizations, and we're very excited that we're in the future of Wesley House right here," said Tim Adams, Wesley House Executive Director.
The Boys and Girls Club will continue to occupy the building and run its services there until the school year is finished.
Wesley House will begin its programs at the site in the fall.