The Central Kansas Dream Center celebrated the opening of its recent expansion to the second floor on Dec. 10, 2016, with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The renovation allows the CKDC to bring its men’s program in-house.
When the center opened in the former Roosevelt Junior High School, only the first floor was available for housing.
The renovation increased the Dream Center’s capacity from six men to 36 men enrolled in either the nine-month discipleship program or the Boys Aging Out of Foster Care program for youths age 18-21.
The second floor features shared living quarters, kitchen, laundry, a staff apartment and restrooms, said Kimberly Becker, CKDC director.
“The CKDC receives no federal, state or United Way dollars, but God provides,” Becker said. The organization raised $150,000 for the second floor renovations in a year, completing construction in nine months.
Plans for construction on the third floor are already underway and may begin as early as this month, Becker said. The third floor will provide the ability to house married couples who want to enter the programs together, house additional staff and add a clinic room, prayer chapel, offices and an elevator.
Tax credits are still available as they seek to raise the additional funding for the third floor.
The Central Kansas Dream Center, located at 2100 Broadway Ave. in Great Bend, is a multifaceted ministry that reaches hurting people, restores families and helps individuals realize their dreams. The center provides the people it serves with a sense of physical, spiritual and emotional security, Becker said.