Clean Heart Ministries holds groundbreaking ceremony for facility expansion project
By Bobby Lee McCulley | November 30, 2017 7:26 am
Clean Heart Christian Ministries recently held a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the upcoming expansion of its building.
On Nov. 13, 2017, organizers, supporters, church representatives, elected officials, and community members gathered to participate in the event, at 17 East Maple St., off Liberty Square. Clean Heart Ministries has been providing a wide variety of services to Sparta and White County residents and has recently realized the need to expand its current building.
Because of Clean Hearts’ limited space, only one class can be scheduled at a time, limiting the outreach capabilities. The need for more rooms to host additional classes has recently been a focus of Clean Hearts
Thanks to the numerous supporters of Clean Heart Ministries and the assistance of grants and a low interest loan from the USDA Rural Development Agency, Clean Hearts is now able to grow and expand the existing building.
After the expansion is completed, Clean Hearts will have two new classrooms. The new classrooms will allow up to four individual classes to be conducted at a time.
Clean Heart Ministries, which is a 501©3 non-profit organization, provides numerous ministry outreach services including the Crisis Pregnancy Center, 12-step programs for Alcoholics Anonymous-Narcotics Anonymous, U.S. Military Partners for Care, infant needs, and Anger Management classes. All of the Clean Heart programs and services are provided to participants free of charge.
In addition to the current Clean Heart programs, Clean Heart Crisis Pregnancy Center is creating a partnership with the White County school system’s Warrior Academy. According to David Copeland, supervisor of alternative education, the partnership is intended to help at-risk young adults further their education.
Students who are presently pursuing online classes may utilize computers at Clean Heart Crisis Pregnancy Center to further their work, even during the summer months and during spring and fall breaks. Opportunities for computer use will also be available for students who are educationally “homebound” because of pregnancy or other complications.
The newly created Clean Heart Veterans’ Outreach will be utilizing the new space, once completed, to provide a tobacco-and-alcohol-free environment for veterans to fellowship and socialize. Veterans have access to all of Clean Heart’s umbrella of programs.
Completion of the expansion is expected in May 2018. Clean Heart Ministries will be planning a grand opening celebration at a later date.