TrueNorth; A Community Asset
Fifty years ago, TrueNorth Community Services operated out of a small building on West Oak Street in downtown Fremont with a small staff of 5 full time and 6 part time employees. TrueNorth has grown by leaps and bounds throughout the organization’s history.
By the early 2000s, TrueNorth’s programs and services had expanded, raising the need for more space. In 2002, TrueNorth launched a capital campaign to purchase land and build a new facility, which would meet existing needs and offer space for future growth. Over $2.1 million was raised, thanks to 541 generous
supporters. The new facility, with over triple the square footage of the former building, contained additional offices; more storage; Food Pantry expansion; a large multi use room for indoor concerts, gym activities and art shows; a commercial kitchen and a youth center.
Over the years spaces have been modified to best accommodate the needs of the community and the agency. This has given us the space, where today, we provide over 230,000 service touchpoints to thousands of individuals annually.
In addition to serving the needs of the organization, the facility was developed into a valued asset to our communities. Over the years many groups have utilized space at TrueNorth to deliver their programs and services too – Alcoholic Anonymous, grief support groups, gymnastics classes, congregate meals, and Young Life, just to name a few.
Today, 50 years later, the TrueNorth Service Center continues to be a vibrant community asset.