Local News: Resource Center Offers More and More (3/12/22)

More than 30 local businesses and nonprofits gathered at the Life360 Monett Resource Center on Friday March 4 for a nonprofit fair. Above, Karin Standerwick and Kelsey Evans, both of Life360, discuss the Resource Center during the show. Mike Gervais/[email protected]

Tenants begin to fill the building to combine their efforts

The Monett Community Resource Center hosted by Life360 at 801 N. Lincoln Ave. at Monett is quickly becoming a one-stop-shop for a wide variety of community offerings.

Currently, the resource center is home to more than a dozen businesses and nonprofits with the stated goal of helping some of the area’s most at-risk community members, and the list goes on. elongate as Rachel Luebbering, Property Manager of the Life360 Resource Center, continues to work with the community to consolidate services under one roof.

In February, tenants included Barry County Health Department, Life360 Community Services, J&B Wi-fi, the Coalition of Charities, Art in Motion, Life360 Food Programs, Family Advocacy Solutions, Mt. Vernon Theater Group, Life360 Preschool (serving children six weeks through 12 weeks) Crowder College ESL & AEL, Rivera Tax Services and Bookkeeping, Diaper Bank of the Ozarks, and Endless Formal Attire and Career Closet.

As of March 10, the resource center had added Crowder Eduction Opportunity Center, Atwater Healing – Life Coach & Groups, MO Job Centers, Restore Family Preservation, Arc of the Ozarks, and Life360 Admin Offices. Luebbering said there are also plans to start offering piano and martial arts lessons at the facility.

“We only have space left in our main building,” she said. “The other buildings are no longer available. With 6 new leases recently signed, we are filling up fast.

To showcase the offerings at the resource center, Life360 held a non-profit fair in the building on Friday, March 4, bringing together more than 30 community organizations to meet with community members and network, providing an opportunity for cooperation and networking. additional communications.

Life360 has also planned a series of weekly community lunches throughout March so community members can enjoy a meal prepared by Jamie Lynn’s and take a tour of the resource center to see what services and programs are available. at the Resource Center and see first-hand how progress on the four-story building is progressing.

The Community Resources Building, formerly the Cox Monett Hospital, has a total of 62,000 square feet available, with mixed-use space suitable for retail or office use.

The resource center is a four story building and the space is rented for $5 per square foot per year. The rent includes garbage cans, wifi, common areas, building security and concierge services in common areas.

Life360 offers one to five year lease options.

The space also includes a common lobby and shared conference rooms, and an on-site cafe will soon be available.

Luebbering said the space available in the building can be retrofitted to meet a number of needs, including office and retail space.

“All areas of the main resource center building can be refurbished to be customized for the tenant wishing to lease the space,” Luebbering said. “Groups that can rent in the building must be a non-profit or like-minded group that provides services to our vulnerable populations such as the disabled, latecomers, poverty, foster families and the homeless. shelter.”

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