A business with six years in Neosho held a groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday.

A business with six years in Neosho held a groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday.
Care Net Pregnancy Resource Center of Neosho - which currently operates at 1015 S. Neosho Blvd. - broke ground at their new site near True Value and Spring Hill on LaQuesta Drive.
"Our current location is about 1,000 square feet
and this is going to be 1,800 square feet," Care Net Pregnancy Resource Center of Neosho director Margaret Nollsch said. "All of our services are free, confidential, we do pregnancy tests, limited ultrasounds, testing for sexually transmitted diseases (chlamydia and gonorrhea check), we offer parenting and pregnancy related type classes where we work one on one with our clients and offer a baby boutique. So far this year, we have had more than 1,600 items taken out of that boutique. So we needed storage. Here we are going to have storage for all of our donations, a bigger boutique and we are looking to offer being able to offer more confidentially."
The need for a bigger building is there.
"When we opened in June (six years ago) and from then to December (of that year), we just saw a handful of people," she said. "So far this year, we have had more than 1,000 appointments for all of our services, but we have repeat clients. on an average, we serve 55 individuals every month."
Branco of Neosho will over see the building project.
Asked why Care Net began, Nollsch said, "I moved here from Arizona 12 years ago and in Arizona, I was the assistant director at a pregnancy center there and I saw the impact that it had on the community. I saw the good things that were taking place in that ministry. So when I moved here, I couldn't get it out of my heart."
As far as the completion date of the building, Ben Baker, president of the Care Net board said, "projected a year for the project, if we start here in the fall... that is kind of  rough estimate. My vision and my goal is to have it done by our next banquet in September."