Agency acquires Kearney Avenue property
Nov 07, 2016
Cayuga Centers is bursting at the seams due to dynamic growth in the last several years around New York State and into Florida and Delaware. An increase in the agency’s programs and reach has necessitated an increase in support staff, who are based in the Auburn headquarters. Additional staff members have been hired in HR, Development, Strategic Growth, Finance, and IT departments.
Even after subdivision of existing offices and reclaiming common spaces and transforming them into new offices, Cayuga Centers has outgrown its Hamilton Avenue headquarters.
In addition, respite programs serving individuals with developmental disabilities have overwhelmed current space at the agency’s Osborne Street building. Moving some staff members from that building will enable expansion of the physical space for respite, allowing an increase in program slots to serve more individuals.
The space crunch prompted a search for ways to increase office and file storage space. Based on the early success of a capital campaign, the agency recently purchased property at 49 Kearney Avenue, Auburn, without taking a mortgage.
Edward Myers Hayes, President & CEO believes the purchase is an excellent solution to agency needs for expanded capacity – ample building space for offices and file storage, as well as off street parking for staff members who will be based there.
Hayes says, "As Cayuga Centers grows and delivers high quality supports to those who are in need but typically underserved, this new building will help us house that growth. This building has decades of a heritage of serving the community - originally being housing for Carmelite nuns. We look forward to continuing to serve the community from this fine building."