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Youth Villages breaks ground on $22M expansion

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On Monday, Youth Villages broke ground for Bill’s Place, a $22 million investment to expand intensive residential treatment on the Bartlett campus. The 100,000-square-foot addition will create a 148,000-square-foot center designed to enhance treatment options for the community’s most at-risk and vulnerable youth. This addresses a gap in service for medically fragile children and the […]

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Youth Villages to invest $22M and double capacity at ‘Bill’s Place’

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The Bartlett campus of Youth Villages is spending $22 million to increase its capacity with a 100,000-square-foot expansion, due to open in the spring of 2019. The one-story addition will expand a smaller structure into a 148,000-square-foot residential treatment center and double its capacity from 72 beds to 144. This project will allow about 435 […]

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Did someone say ‘book sale’?

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Bartlett autism center receives nearly $30K donation

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Saturday’s donation of $29,263.49 to Transformations Autism Treatment Center in Bartlett was a welcome gift. It is the center’s largest one-time cash donation and will have a great impact on the center, according to John Holtzman, Transformations director of development. April is Autism Awareness Month and this donation comes at a time when it’s needed […]

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Nearly $50K raised for Youth Villages

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The 35th Annual Run or Walk for Youth Villages more than doubled its fundraising goal Saturday, and participants got exercise, a day of fun and a feeling of accomplishment for their good deeds. The event, which started and began at the Marsh Center, 1000 Ridgeway Loop, Memphis, raised nearly $50,000, blowing past its $20,000 goal. […]

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MIFA celebrates 49 years at May 4 Founders Day

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MEMPHIS — MIFA will commemorate its 49th birthday at a Founders Day celebration May 4. The event will be 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Rhodes College McCallum Ballroom in the Byran Campus Life Center, 2000 North Parkway, Memphis. “MIFA” is an acronym for the Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association, founded in 1968. Serving more than 50,000 people annually, its mission […]

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Run or Walk for Youth Villages on April 1

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The 35th Annual Youth Villages 5K & 10Miler, presented by NIKE and the Memphis Area Association of Realtors, is set for Saturday, April 1, at the Marsh Center at 1000 Ridgeway Loop, Memphis. Both the 3.1-mile and 10-mile races will begin at 8:15 a.m. The course will go through the residential area adjacent to Ridgeway […]

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Yes, we ‘can’

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BES collects 22K cans for food drive

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Volunteers needed to clean Tenn. battlefields, historic sites

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — This spring, Tennessee volunteers will team up with the Civil War Trust to aid in the maintenance and restoration of numerous sites as part of Park Day, a nationwide effort that includes more than 130 historic sites in 30 states. Thousands of volunteers across the country will participate as Park Day celebrates […]

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‘Tea with Miss Tennessee’ boosts literacy program

Miss Tennessee Grace Burgess was in Bartlett Feb. 25 to promote a cause that’s close to her heart: Early childhood literacy. The Bartlett native was the main attraction at “Tea with Miss Tennessee,” an event designed to raise money for “Books from Birth,” a program that provides free age-appropriate books each month to children under […]

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Lifeblood urges: March up to donation sites

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MEMPHIS—Lifeblood is urging the community to “march” up to the challenge to make an impact by donating blood in March. If you haven’t found time to donate yet this year or if you are eligible to donate again, or if you have never donated before, don’t miss out on your chance to make an impact. […]

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Community service at BPACC

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