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Chaddock Announces Expansion Plan

Mar 3, 2014

A Quincy-based organization that works with children from across the country is looking to expand its operations.

Chaddock has kicked off a $12-million capital campaign for a new educational building
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CEO Debbie Reed says Chaddock serves special education students whose home districts cannot fully meet their needs.  She says some live on-campus while others are bussed in from around the city on a daily basis.

Reed says with 90 students enrolled, Chaddock is busting at the seams.  She says offices and classrooms are continually being shifted to make up for the cramped quarters.

The increased enrollment has prompted a campaign to raise $12-million for a new educational building.

The official Chaddock announcement
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Reed says the new building will have extra classrooms and offices, a larger library, and the space needed for services unique to Chaddock's students: occupational therapy, speech therapy.

She says the goal is to open the new 50,000 square foot facility in the fall of 2016.

Reed says a pre-announcement fundraising campaign has raised $1-million.  She says Chaddock will expand its request for funding for nearly 100 Methodist Churches this year.

Chaddock was formed as a ministry of the United Methodist Church in 1853.