ChildServe to celebrate groundbreaking for Ames expansion on Sept. 7
ChildServe will mark the beginning of a new chapter as it breaks ground on Sept. 7 for a $9 million expansion project to double the size of its Ames campus. Since opening an Ames facility in 1995, ChildServe has been a staple in the community for families raising a child with special health care needs. When the organization built its current Ames facility in 2000, ChildServe was serving 125 children; now the nonprofit serves nearly 900 children and families from Story County and 22 surrounding counties. The expansion project, announced in July, will allow ChildServe to expand its signature programs, with additional treatment space for complex medical services and rehabilitative therapies, as well as new treatment space for autism and behavioral health services. The ceremony, which is open to the public, is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 7, at ChildServe Ames, 1915 Philadelphia St. in Ames.