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Will’s Place to change locations

After four years at its current location in downtown Albemarle, Will’s Place is getting ready for a change of scenery.

With an increase in rent due to new management, the recovery resource center, which is located at 136 S. Second St., will be moving to the Sun Plaza shopping center along N.C. Highway 24-27.

The organization’s last day at the current location, where it has been since it opened in November 2017, will be March 29. Will’s Place will reopen April 12.

Will’s Place is set to move at the end of the month from its downtown Albemarle location to a new one along N.C. Highway 24-27 inside the Sun Plaza shopping center. Photo courtesy of Allison Hudson.

“We’re grateful for the space and it was a perfect location being right in front of the courthouse,” said Founder and President Allison Hudson.

She noted the new location will have twice as much room, which will allow the group more space to hold meetings and set up offices.

Hudson said the new location will open the organization up to new people who might not have taken advantage of the resources offered at the downtown location.

“We’re feeling very positive about it,” she said.

A new location is not the only upcoming change for Will’s Place. Though she can’t yet divulge any specifics, Hudson said the organization has hired a new director to replace Delton Russell, who left last fall. The announcement should take place sometime in April.

The organization was founded to honor the life of Hudson’s brother, Will, who died of a fentanyl overdose in 2012. It provides a variety of treatment options and services including youth health and wellness programs, peer support and recovery coaching.

About Chris Miller

Chris Miller has been with the SNAP since January 2019. He is a graduate of NC State and received his Master's in Journalism from the University of Maryland. He previously wrote for the Capital News Service in Annapolis, where many of his stories on immigration and culture were published in national papers via the AP wire.

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