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September has arrived, and this means we have been in our new office for three months! In June, we made the transition from our first home on Cox Street to our new home at 110 East Walker Avenue. Many individuals, including past clients, volunteers, and donors, have stopped by to tour our new building and learn more about why the move was the best move for our organization.

So why was purchasing a new building the best move for YOUR CHOICES Randolph? We have had several folks inquire about our decision to relocate, and we want to provide an answer.

YOUR CHOICES Randolph desires to become a center of excellence. We have been implementing processes and action steps focused on expanding our services to the public. We want to strengthen and grow our Client Services department by offering free ultrasounds and free STI/STD testing. At this time, these are YCR’s two primary goals.

As we started the visioning and planning process, we realized that our previous location prevented us from implementing ultrasound and STI/STD services. To begin the new services, we needed an ultrasound room, outfitted to meet the medical needs of ultrasound equipment. We also needed a nurse station, as ultrasounds and STI/STD testing require medical personnel to serve on our staff. We are confident that the result of implementing these services will be a positive one, with more clients coming to YCR. Planning for more clients, we needed more than one client consultation room, and we needed more area for parking. We needed to create an education room to provide all the necessary training for the volunteers who serve at YCR, ensuring they feel equipped and confident to meet with our clients and students.

As a business, we also recognize the importance of considering all our potential clients, volunteers, employees, and community partners. This includes individuals who are disabled or have special needs. As we desire for all potential YCR supporters and clients to feel welcome and at home, we recognize the need for handicap accessibility. Our previous location was not handicap accessible, and remodeling to meet those needs would have been a costly expense, if our landlord even allowed it.

Our new location on Walker Avenue has provided the necessary space, layout, and accommodations to expand our services and enhance existing ones. Feel free to come by our office anytime Monday – Thursday to tour our new facility and learn how YCR is striving to meet needs in the Asheboro and Randolph County community.