Life Network moving to site on King Street
With a parking variance OK'd by City Land Use Review, the Life Network has begun preparation work on its larger new location at 2925 King St.
The 2,500-square-foot, 45-year-old building, which has been empty for several months, needs “very few renovations,” Life Network Executive Director Christine Reyes said. She expects the office will open later this month.
When it opens, it will take over the services now offered in a 1,700-square-foot building - the Pregnancy Center at 1315 W. Colorado Ave. - and add a LifeSteps office, Reyes explained.
The Christian-based operation offers its services at no charge, partnering with churches and other service organizations “to positively influence the spiritual and moral behavior of our community,” the Life Network website states.
As on West Colorado, the King Street Pregnancy Center will have a doctor and nurse on duty, offering pregnancy tests, ultrasounds for pregnant mothers and counseling. The LifeSteps side will provide baby-care services, equipment and supplies for new mothers, including teens.
Also provided will be post-abortion counseling.
Life Network was started in 1983. Its main location is off Galley Road on the east side, Reyes said. She and her husband Raoul, Life Network president, are the entity's main administrators.
The King Street building is next to the Calvary Worship Center, which is one of Life Network's community partners, according to Christine Reyes. The parking variance was needed because the building has only 9 parking spaces (with 12 required under city code). Calvary offered to let Life Network clients use its parking, if need be.
For more information, call 591-2609.
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