Children's Center seeks grant to study expansion options

NORWICH – About 70 percent of the placement calls made to the Children’s Center in Norwich are being turned away for lack of space, and the day care’s operator, Catholic Charities of Chenango County, is offsetting about $10,000 a year in expenses just to keep the center open.

These two factors, plus an increasing need for second shift services, brought a consultant for the not-for-profit before members of the Chenango County Planning & Economic Development Committee recently to request $10,000 in financial assistance.

The committee’s assistance would pay for a feasibility study, one that would explore the center’s options for expansion. The study, in turn, would serve as needed leverage for pursuing government grants and partnerships with local businesses and organizations.

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