Samaritan Counseling Center of Western Pennsylvania plans to host an open house reception this spring to celebrate the office suite the non-profit has purchased in Glen Osborne.
Beth Healy, director of development and marketing, said Samaritan had been renting the office suite in the Osborne Plaza at 1106 Ohio River Boulevard for almost two years. After starting a capital campaign, they were able to raise enough funds to purchase the suite late last summer.
Samaritan has been seeing clients at the location for more than a year. While a date hasn't been set, Healy said the public will be invited to the open house.
“Not only will we welcome community members, but we will also use this opportunity to celebrate and thank our generous donors,” Carl Baughman, Samaritan’s executive director, said in a newsletter article.
Samaritan's Tree of Hope & Healing Campaign helped raise funds toward the purchase. The suite has worked to accommodate a growing client base and counseling staff, but Baughman said refurbishing is still needed to use the space to its fullest potential -- a venture that will require additional funding.
Healy said about $35,000 in additional revenue is needed to refurbish the building and other locations Samaritan uses. Samaritan plans to improve its other nine offices located within churches in Allegheny, Beaver and Butler counties.
To support the campaign, contact Samaritan at 412-741-7430. At the end of the project, Samaritan plans to create a wall display to honor donors.