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Time Out Youth Center purchases building on Monroe Road for a permanent home

Tuesday January 3, 2017

The Board of Directors of Time Out Youth Center today announced that they have purchased the building and property at 3800 Monroe Road in Charlotte to establish a permanent home for the 25-year-old organization. The purchase price was $875,000. Renovations will start this month, with a grand opening scheduled for Sunday, April 9, 2017.

Thru November of 2016, Time Out Youth Center had over 4,152 sign-ins for use of the after school drop-in space (compared to 2,300 sign-ins during all of 2015). Time Out Youth Center supports lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning youth ages 11-20 by offering vital programs, fostering unconditional acceptance, and creating safe spaces for self-expression through leadership, community support and advocacy.

After researching other rental spaces and conducting a detailed cost analysis, the Board felt the purchase was a prudent investment and worthy of the community’s support. The building at 3800 Monroe Road has 7,400 square feet and includes a plot of land that can be developed in the future. This allows the Center to strategically plan expanded programs and services, and build a 10-bed transitional living shelter for LGBTQ homeless youth by 2020.

The Monroe Road building sits near the intersection of Monroe and Eastway/Wendover, only 3.6 miles from the uptown transportation center. The location is accessible by car from all local counties and has more than 20 parking spaces, with a CATS bus stop directly in front of the building. The property is already zoned for both current use and future Shelter plans.

“The Center is here to stay,” stated Michael Condel, Board Chair. “We were already outgrowing our N. Davidson Street space, and with the attention that HB2 received in the state and national press during the past year, there were increased demands for services from youth, parents, educators and allies. The Center is in a strong financial position to consider this option. Condel continued, “With this purchase, we are also announcing an ambitious five-year campaign to raise $3.4 million dollars. We’ll be fast-forwarding our fundraising, and will be calling on the community to invest in our future with a capital gift, an annual operating gift and/or a legacy gift.” All sixteen board members have made a pledge to the capital campaign.

For more information about the Time Out Youth Center, the new building or the capital campaign, please contact Rodney Tucker at rtucker@timeoutyouth.org

Read full press announcement here.