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Bridge of Grace Breaks Ground on Transformational Space in Southeast Fort Wayne

FORT WAYNE, IN – Bridge of Grace, a Fort Wayne-based ministries organization, has officially broken ground on their new building to house the Mt. Vernon Park Early Learning Center, Mt. Vernon Community Clinic, and Bridge of Grace Compassionate Ministries Center. The nearly 20,000 SF state-of-the-art Early Learning Center will serve around 200 kids each day and will house various classrooms, dedicated sensory areas, easy access to outdoor play spaces, and more. This transformational building will change generations of lives by providing a space for children to grow and learn. The Early Learning Center’s environment will be so welcoming that in the words of Architectural Designer Kelly Shields, “when children walk inside, they will feel so safe and comfortable they’ll sing.”

The 5,000 SF Compassionate Ministries Center will act as the headquarters for staff and a space to bring the community and emerging leaders together. This space will have individual workspaces, conference rooms, and private offices. In partnership with Parkview, the 3,000 SF virtual care Mt. Vernon Community Clinic will be a local resource to equip the community with accessible healthcare.

Located on the southeast side of Fort Wayne, this facility will bring new programs and opportunities to the Mt. Vernon Neighborhood. Free high-quality education programs, healthcare, and other resources, will grant growth and hope to residents, continuing to bring Bridge of Grace’s dreams to life. Project manager Chris Stine said, “I haven’t seen a project that will make a bigger impact from the day it opens it’s doors than this one. I can hardly wait to see what happens in this space.”

Design Collaborative and Weigand Construction are excited to partner on this project and see it come to life. Ground has officially been broken and construction is active on site with plans for the project to be completed in the summer of 2024. Bridge of Grace’s HOPE Unleashed Campaign, encompasses Opportunity, Progress, and Education with a focus on Housing, for Mount Vernon Park. This campaign gives you the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of future generations through giving.

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