George Chambers holds grand opening for recent expansion

A ribbon cutting and open house was held Tuesday, June 21 for the George Chambers Resource Center expansion. The State of Georgia Community Development Block Grant, the Gordon County Government and the George Chambers Resource Center funded the project, which began in the fall of 2015. State and local dignitaries, along with business and community leaders participated in the ribbon cutting and took tours of the newly expanded facility throughout the afternoon.

Visitors to the center enjoyed refreshments, a photo booth and other activities that made the event memorable.

The George Chambers Resource Center is a private non-profit in Calhoun that supports adults with developmental disabilities, and their goal is to help people with disabilities lead fulfilled, independent lives where they can share in the community and make a positive impact on the world.

The expansion includes a newly completed employment training center, complete with a full restaurant, banking center, grocery store and theater where more than 50 individuals that the center supports each day can visit and learn the skills they need to one day gain employment in the place of their choosing.

In addition, the expanded facility also has a driving simulation room where individuals can practice operating a variety of different vehicles before moving on to apply for their driver’s license.

For more information, please visit www.georgechambersresourcecenter.org. The center is also on Facebook by searching George Chambers on Facebook or follow the center on Twitter and Instagram @GCRCOfficial.