The Child and Family Support Center is once again expanding services, this time with a location in Smithfield to better serve families living in the north end of Cache Valley. The Smithfield Center will make its home at 502 South Main Street in the former Summit Clinic which had been owned by Intermountain Healthcare.
Esterlee Molyneaux, executive director of the Child and Family Support Center, says Intermountain Logan Regional Hospital has donated the clinic to the center. The donation’s value is $380,000.
Molyneaux calls the gift an indescribable miracle for her organization.
“There are no words to express our appreciation to Intermountain Healthcare,” she exclaims. “This gift will allow children and families to be supported both today and for generations to come.”
The Child and Family Support Center worked for eight years to have enough resources to open a small facility in Hyrum. With Intermountain Healthcare’s donation, services may be available as early as spring 2015.
“Our ultimate goal is to provide services, the same services that we provide in Logan out in Smithfield but on a much smaller basis,” she explains. “We do have a lot of obstacles that we have to overcome to get to that point.
“The building is in great shape, it’s just about 4,000 square feet, it is built solidly, and we anticipate great things happening within those walls.”
Molyneaux says the building will need to be remodeled and brought up to the standards for child care of course there is the matter of coming up with the resources. She says this facility, along with those in Logan and Hyrum, will do a great deal for strengthening families and protecting children.