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MFS Celebrates Purchase of 40 Avon St Building and Capital Campaign

On Thursday, July 28th, Monadnock Family Services hosted a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate their purchase of 40 Avon St. and the end of a successful capital campaign called Opportunity and Hope: The Campaign for MFS, which helped finance the project. Key leaders and supporters gathered for remarks about the capital campaign, recognition of the capital campaign committee and key individuals involved in purchasing the building, and details of how the move will enhance service options and delivery for clients. Afterward, guests enjoyed a celebratory toast, ribbon cutting, and a tour of the facility from MFS CEO Phil Wyzik. 
 
The capital campaign began with a goal of $1.25 million, and the total funds raised have now exceeded $1.7 million, with an additional $110,000 in grants. The purchase of 40 Avon St. will allow the non-profit to consolidate all Keene programs into one high-quality, welcoming mental healthcare center with much-needed room to grow, enhanced special services, more cost-effective operations, and opportunities for collaboration with Antioch University. “The support from the community has been heartwarming.” MFS CEO Phil Wyzik shared. “We have been so moved by people’s generosity to help those with mental health challenges and we look forward to the renovation phase of this project.”  Renovations will begin on the building in the late summer and continue into the spring of 2023. Monadnock Family Services expects that the first portion of MFS programs will be able to move into the building shortly thereafter. 
 
Monadnock Family Services (MFS) is a nonprofit, comprehensive, community mental health center serving 38 towns and 110,00 residents in southwestern New Hampshire with facilities in Peterborough, Jaffrey, and Keene. Each year, our almost 200 team members serve over 2,000 children and adults with mental illness through more than a dozen distinct programs in parent education, youth development, family support, elder care, substance abuse prevention and treatment, and individual and group treatment and recovery support for persons and families struggling with mental illness.
 
For more information and interview requests, please contact the MFS Development Department at development@mfs.org or by calling (603) 338-0052.

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