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.
“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.
State and local officials recently received an update on the development of a major business heading to Stanly. Construction is... read more