SRVS Inc. has completed a three-year, $5.5 million capital campaign to purchase, renovate and equip a new headquarters building to enhance the programs and services for the people it serves.
Pronounced serves, SRVS is West Tennessee’s largest provider of comprehensive services for people with disabilities. It offers day programs, community living, behavior and nursing services, employment and elder care. With 900 employees, SRVS is the ninth largest private employer in Memphis, providing services for about 850 individuals.
SRVS executive director Jeffrie Bruton said in a release that with new facility, the organization will be able to increase its operating space and serve more people with disabilities, in addition to creating more jobs.
“We will be able to more than double the number of people we serve,” she said.
The newly renovated 80,000-square-foot facility at 3971 Knight Arnold Road will house SRVS Learning Center, SRVS Clinical Services and SRVS Community Living program, in addition to other administrative offices. SRVS Industries will remain at its current location at 3592 Knight Arnold.
Renovations to the new headquarters are nearing completion and the building is expected to be fully occupied by March. The main program space will be the learning center, where SRVS offers weekday programs for adults concentrating on social skills, self-care skills and pre-vocational training. The learning center will also house SRVS’ elder care program.
Features of the new space include expanded classrooms, including rooms for music, art, media, sensory stimulation, a computer lab and reading library. In addition, a model apartment will teach independent living, and a teaching kitchen will provide space for food preparation training, grocery shopping and nutritional education.
The clinical services program will have state-of-the art equipment to provide physical and occupational therapy, and areas for behavioral health assessment and other services.