SIRCH finds new home base
|By Mark Arike - Staff Writer | August 24, 2017
Five months after selling their property on County Road 21, SIRCH Community Services has found a new space in the village of Haliburton. The organization will relocate to unit four at 49 Maple Avenue in September.
“I’m happy,” said Gena Robertson, executive director of SIRCH.
An internal committee explored different locations and they looked at them before making a decision, explained Robertson.
Although The Highlander has been unable to confirm who purchased their longtime property, realtor Andrea Hodgson said an existing business would be moving in. The deal is expected to close at the end of next month.
SIRCH, a non-profit organization that runs more than 20 programs and services in Haliburton County, has been operating from the County Road 21 location since the late 1990s. But it got its start in the village, next to the ambulance base.
They will be renting the new space, which is the former location of the Haliburton County Development Corporation. It on the second floor of the building.
“I think it will be great,” she said. “We have sight vision to SIRCH Central. We are in the same little complex as Ontario Works/City of Kawartha Lakes [Social Services] and Fleming CREW. It’s perfect.”
It will be easier for people to access their services once they are in town, she added. The move won’t affect the services they provide.
“We’ll have all the same services and there’s some new stuff coming up.”
A move-in date hasn’t been set but they will be able to start painting and setting up in September, said Robertson.
They are currently looking to hire a painter and mover. Call 705-457-1742 if you’d like to help.
MARK ARIKE is a reporter for The Highlander.