Spectrum of Solutions celebrates completion of new facilities, renovations

Spectrum of Solutions celebrates completion of new facilities, renovations

Spectrum of Solutions, formerly known as MARC, Inc., is celebrating the completion of two newly built facilities and renovations to their Midland campus.

The nonprofit, which has empowered individuals with developmental disabilities in Midland for more than 60 years, finished building the new 16,000 square foot Anwar Family Inspiration Center and the new administration building, which replaced two buildings on Spectrum of Solutions’ campus on North A Street and Ventura.

In addition, a new Day Use Building was constructed and Spectrum of Solutions’ community park, “Inspiration Park,” received a complete renovation.

The new facilities will improve client experience, increase workflow efficiency and provide the opportunity to expand client and staff operations to mitigate waitlists in programs, according to Spectrum of Solutions.

The project “replaces a great old workhorse of offices that were quite literally falling apart,” said Katy Morrow, board president and member of the Capital Campaign committee.

“The Permian Basin is a special community filled with people and organizations who unequivocally believe that if it’s a gap that should be bridged, we can build it,” Morrow said.

Executive Director Kayla Michew added, “Moving into our new facility has helped improve staff morale, improve communication, provide a better environment for training, and allows our staff adequate room to provide the day-to-day services needed to care for our clients.”

The Anwar Family Inspiration Center is the hub of daily operations and features upgrades to security, efficiency and technology, an expanded clinic for clients and meeting rooms for staff training and community outreach.

The new Day Use Building is 2,500 square feet provides a space specially-suited for Spectrum of Solutions’ client population with severe autism or other profound disabilities.

The community park, “Inspiration Park,” will continue to serve children of all abilities with a completely new design and features, including an inclusive play structure, music area, and pavilion with expansive greenspace.

Among the generous contributors to the capital campaign were the Black family, Scharbauer Foundation, Javaid Anwar, The J.E. and L.E. Mabee Foundation, ConocoPhillips (formerly Concho Resources, Inc.), Beal Foundation, Abell-Hanger Foundation and Diamondback Energy.

They were recognized at a recent Open House event that included two ribbon cutting ceremonies provided by the Midland Chamber of Commerce and the Midland Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Also recognized were the Building Inspiration committee members; Brandon Black, Linda Cowden, Elizabeth Jones, Katy Morrow, Roni Perry, and Andy Shaffer.

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