Youth and Family Services demolition makes room for expansion
RAPID CITY, S.D. – The Youth and Family Services building in Rapid City is officially being expanded.
Tuesday morning, Y.F.S. broke ground on their new expansion project by demolishing its building located on N. Maple Ave. and E. Adams St. The expansion project began back in April 2018.
It’s expected that over 66,000 sq. ft. of indoor program space will be added, along with over 32,000 sq. ft. of playground and outdoor learning space.
“Well I’m excited. This is kind of the last piece to be removed so that we can complete the parking lot and be able to get most of the stuff that we are doing here completed before snow flies so. We have been out of space for several years. So we’re bringing all of the campus onto the campus and be able to do some things that we weren’t able to do previously in providing services to the community,” said Ron Reed, the owner and representative for Youth & Family Services.
Y.F.S says this expansion project will provide them with trans formative opportunities and new programs to meet the unmet needs of the community. Y.F.S. originally built its E. Adams St. campus in 2003. Back then, they were serving 8,500 children and their families every year. Now, Y.F.S. serves more than 14,000 children and their families. They hope that with this expansion project, they will be able to reach an additional 2,115 children and 900 parents.