Madison, Tenn. — Centerstone, Middle Tennessee’s leading provider of mental health services, has received a $150,000 grant from The Memorial Foundation. The grant will serve as initial funding for the extensive renovation of Centerstone’s Madison facility, 620 South Gallatin Road, Madison, TN 37115. The first phase of construction, in the front 4,500 square feet of the building, will begin in mid-February.
“We are so grateful for The Memorial Foundation’s generous grant, which will underwrite more than half the cost of our renovation,” said David Guth, CEO of Centerstone. “The services provided at this facility play an important role in Madison, helping 5,000 people annually. The renovation will ensure that it thrives for many more decades, effectively serving the community.”
The Madison facility was built in 1974 as an office building for physicians who worked independently, each with a separate waiting room. In 1989, Centerstone purchased the facility, and the center is now used for alcohol and drug treatment programs, children and youth outpatient services, case management and medical services. It also houses a pharmacy.
The renovation encompasses:
- Handicap accessibility at the front door;
- Creation of a vestibule area;
- Creation of a lobby, including a receptionist area;
- Creation of a main waiting room and an overflow waiting room; and
- Creation of a bathroom area.
“The primary purpose for renovating the Madison facility is to create a fluid space in which Centerstone staff can move more freely and efficiently,” Guth said. “The original floor plan is cramped and segmented, which makes the administration process difficult to streamline.”
The Memorial Foundation was established in 1994 in Madison, Tennessee. Today, it is one of the largest grant-making institutions in the state. The mission of the foundation is to advance the health and quality of life in Middle Tennessee by providing economic support to nonprofit organizations.