A New Family Center Opens

by Courtney Wheaton on June 7, 2013 at 6:47 am

The old Jack Havanas Restaurant is getting a new use.

The salmon colored building on Muskingum Avenue is the new home of the Heartbeats of Muskingum Valley. Client Services Manager, Kimberly Cooper says the organization provides free services to the community.

"We offer pregnancy test, ultrasounds and a parenting program. We have an abstinence program called R.U.C or Relationships Under Construction that goes into the schools, " said Cooper.

The Heartbeats of Muskingum Valley has a variety of fundraisers throughout the year to raise money for their programs. This time they need the community’s help to complete construction by their opening day.

" Anybody that would like to donate their time we need license work, electricians. We need license plumbers and we need general labor," said Cooper.

In addition to physical contributions the heartbeats need materials and financial assistance. You can visit their website at www. heartbeats.org where you will find a list of items you can purchase. They are expected to open their doors on August 1st and their first event will be a patio party to introduce their new location.