Founded in 1973 by community volunteers and leaders, the initial goal of Boyertown Area Multi-Service Inc. was to provide social services of its own in addition to providing area residents with information and referral services to other social service agencies serving the Boyertown area.
The Senior Neighborhood Center of Boyertown Area Multi-Service began in February of 1975 and is even more vital to the community today than it was then. Renamed "The Center at Spring Street" in 2004 to reflect it's pending new location, the Center continues to meet the changing needs of our older population.
A community food pantry program followed. Designed to assist those experiencing financial difficulties, the Multi-Service pantry is operational daily by appointment. Donations to the food pantry come from churches, service organizations, schools, Girl/Boy Scout troops, local food markets, the U.S. Postal Service, and individual community members. Every item donated locally is distributed to local residents. Multi-Service aims to make sure no one goes hungry.
In 1999, the Energy Assistance program was added to the list of services we provide at Multi-Service. There was a part-time case manager on staff to assist area residents with energy programs, including LIHEAP and PCAP. We now offer two full time case managers to meet the current needs of the community.
We launched a capital campaign in early 2005 for the express purpose of building a new facility that will better serve the ever-evolving needs of the people in our community. The building was completed in December 2005 and opened for business on January 9, 2006.