Family Enrichment Center Opens in Evansville

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Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke (left) helps Fifth Third Bank Market President Dwight Hamilton cut the ribbon. Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke (left) helps Fifth Third Bank Market President Dwight Hamilton cut the ribbon.

The city of Evansville has announced the opening of a facility aimed at helping families break the cycle of poverty and homelessness. Fifth Third Bank's Family Enrichment Center was established as part of ECHO Housing Corp.'s Lucas Place facility.

The $200,000 project was funded by Fifth Third Bank and the city of Evansville through HUD HOME funds. The money went toward rehabilitating, furnishing and supplying resources for the two-story facility.

"Fifth Third Bank and the City’s support of this project is a perfect example of public private collaboration, and has allowed a resurgence to Lucas Place and ECHO’s commitment to create a community where everyone has a place to call home and the opportunity to thrive," said Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke.

The EHC says the Family Enrichment Center will provide families a new space to gain access to tools and resources needed to better their lives. The facility features an early childhood program and a teen and adult center.

The EHC adds the renovations will allow the organization to better assist more than 80 families each month. 

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