“We’re running at full throttle already within the organization,” said Bob Glowacki, chief executive officer of the organization.
Easter Seals’ South Milwaukee Administrative Offices and Adult Day Program were previously located at 1016 Milwaukee Ave. in South Milwaukee. The Child Development Center was previously situated at 3090 N. 53rd St. in Milwaukee.
By merging the different arms of its organization, the nonprofit aims to streamline its operations to better serve its clients and cut down on costs.
With the consolidation of its departments, the updated systems at the new site, the reduced travel costs to the site, and the reduced need for capital expenditures to support its building infrastructure, the organization projects it will save more than $80,000 in operational expenses each year.
The new location also positions Easter Seals in a more convenient location for existing and new clients.
“The idea of kind of getting together at one site helped us to kind of center ourselves strategically within the community where there’s more lives that we can touch,” Glowacki said.
About 2,000-square-feet of the new space is devoted to administrative services, and the rest will cater to adult and child services. In preparing the site to accommodate Easter Seals’ disability services, the organization’s renovations included building out an adult day space, creating new bathrooms, constructing a fully accessible kitchen, adding a gross motor playroom for kids, and structuring a family waiting room and conference rooms.
Construction was completed by New Berlin-based Luterbach Construction.
While Easter Seals has its programming in motion at its new location, it will hold an official open house Wednesday, April 17. The event, open to the public from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., will feature tours of the new facility and a ribbon cutting.
For more information about Easter Seals Southeast Wisconsin, visit http://wi-se.easterseals.com.