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Center of Hope opens addition Wednesday in city

Aug 30, 2017 By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer

A gathering of elected officials, volunteers and interested citizens arrived Wednesday to celebrate the rededication of the Center of Hope facility on West Adams Avenue in Riverton.

The center, which offers social detoxification, transitional living and three days of close observation, completed a 2,500-square-foot expansion to the existing 5,000-square-foot structure.

Improvement include a conference room, additional beds for clients, laundry area, exercise gym, staff area, offices, and assessment rooms.

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Dignitaries gathered Wednesday to cut the ribbon at the Center of Hope's expanded facility in Riverton. From left, assistant program director Barb Beebe, Riverton City Councilman Mike Bailey,  Northern Arapaho Business Council chairman Roy Brown, facility director Shelley Mbonu, Volunteers of American board of directors member Barb Skelton, senior grants program officer for the Daniels Fund Sparky Turner, Volunteers of America board member Jim Nelson and Jeff Holsinger, chief executive officer of VOA. Photos by Alejandra Silva

Dignitaries gathered Wednesday to cut the ribbon at the Center of Hope's expanded facility in Riverton. From left, assistant program director Barb Beebe, Riverton City Councilman Mike Bailey, Northern Arapaho Business Council chairman Roy Brown, facility director Shelley Mbonu, Volunteers of American board of directors member Barb Skelton, senior grants program officer for the Daniels Fund Sparky Turner, Volunteers of America board member Jim Nelson and Jeff Holsinger, chief executive officer of VOA. Photos by Alejandra Silva


Dignitaries gathered Wednesday to cut the ribbon at the Center of Hope's expanded facility in Riverton. From left, assistant program director Barb Beebe, Riverton City Councilman Mike Bailey,  Northern Arapaho Business Council chairman Roy Brown, facility director Shelley Mbonu, Volunteers of American board of directors member Barb Skelton, senior grants program officer for the Daniels Fund Sparky Turner, Volunteers of America board member Jim Nelson and Jeff Holsinger, chief executive officer of VOA. Photos by Alejandra Silva

Dignitaries gathered Wednesday to cut the ribbon at the Center of Hope's expanded facility in Riverton. From left, assistant program director Barb Beebe, Riverton City Councilman Mike Bailey, Northern Arapaho Business Council chairman Roy Brown, facility director Shelley Mbonu, Volunteers of American board of directors member Barb Skelton, senior grants program officer for the Daniels Fund Sparky Turner, Volunteers of America board member Jim Nelson and Jeff Holsinger, chief executive officer of VOA. Photos by Alejandra Silva

Volunteers of America- Northern Rockies board member Jim Nelson donated the funds to bring to the facility an exercise gym, which was formerly the living area. The living area is now in a different spot in the building. Photo by Alejandra Silva

Volunteers of America- Northern Rockies board member Jim Nelson donated the funds to bring to the facility an exercise gym, which was formerly the living area. The living area is now in a different spot in the building. Photo by Alejandra Silva


Volunteers of America- Northern Rockies board member Jim Nelson donated the funds to bring to the facility an exercise gym, which was formerly the living area. The living area is now in a different spot in the building. Photo by Alejandra Silva

Volunteers of America- Northern Rockies board member Jim Nelson donated the funds to bring to the facility an exercise gym, which was formerly the living area. The living area is now in a different spot in the building. Photo by Alejandra Silva

Mithzie Seaman, left, and Kelly Hernandez manned the main entrance desk which was moved into the new addition. Photo by Alejandra Silva

Mithzie Seaman, left, and Kelly Hernandez manned the main entrance desk which was moved into the new addition. Photo by Alejandra Silva


Mithzie Seaman, left, and Kelly Hernandez manned the main entrance desk which was moved into the new addition. Photo by Alejandra Silva

Mithzie Seaman, left, and Kelly Hernandez manned the main entrance desk which was moved into the new addition. Photo by Alejandra Silva

VOA chief executive officer Heath Steel praised local staff during Wednesday's ribbon cutting. Photo by Alejandra Silva

VOA chief executive officer Heath Steel praised local staff during Wednesday's ribbon cutting. Photo by Alejandra Silva


VOA chief executive officer Heath Steel praised local staff during Wednesday's ribbon cutting. Photo by Alejandra Silva

VOA chief executive officer Heath Steel praised local staff during Wednesday's ribbon cutting. Photo by Alejandra Silva

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