New Community Resource Center Opens In Melbourne

By  //  March 1, 2013

Offers Life Skills Programs And Family Assistance

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BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – The grand opening of the Turnquest Community Resource Center has been celebrated at the center in Shady Oaks Village off Aurora Road in Melbourne.

Officials cut the ribbon to signify the grand opening of the new Turnquest Community Resource Center in Melbourne on Feb. 21. (Image courtesy of 2-1-1 Brevard)

The center is a joint project of the Housing Authority of Brevard County and the Melbourne Housing Authority.

It is named for Kathy Turnquest, an authority employee who has distinguished herself in work with residents and community resources.

The center houses the Family Self-Sufficiency Programs and includes resources such as a computer lab and classes in various “life skills,” including computer proficiency, nutrition, managing money and home ownership.

It also will offer help in preparing for and finding employment through a partnership with Brevard Workforce.

Other partners include Action Youth Mentoring, Goodwill Industries of Central Florida, Inc., University of Florida-IFAS Extension, Project Response and 2-1-1 Brevard.

The address is 1686 Marywood Road in Melbourne.

For more information, call 321-775-1565.