BIG NEWS: Special Kids to Break Ground on a New Building in Murfreesboro on Nov. 15

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Local nonprofit Special Kids announced Wednesday that the organization will break ground for its new rehabilitation services building on Friday, Nov. 15.

Special Kids invites the community to join the celebration held at 11 a.m. at 2202 East Main Street in Murfreesboro. Special Kids’ children and families will be in attendance along with staff, board of directors members, and supporters of the Murfreesboro-based organization. Elected officials and Rutherford Chamber of Commerce Diplomats are also expected to be present.

“Special Kids is overjoyed to celebrate this long-awaited day with the community,” said Chris Truelove, Special Kids Executive Director. “We are so blessed by how the LORD has provided for this ministry over the years and how He is leading us to serve even more children through this new facility.”


The new facility is funded through a land donation of $100,000 from long-time supporters of the nonprofit, Cam and Celeste Bivens, and a nearly $1.5 million grant from the Christy Houston Foundation. The grant funds will go towards building a 6,800 square foot facility that will house the organization’s rehabilitation services including speech, occupational, and physical therapy. The expansion will allow Special Kids to refit its current 6,000 square foot facility to expand its nursing services and orthopedic physical therapy program. The project will also allow Special Kids to double its current caseload of 230 children with special needs.

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Parking for the event will be available at MTSU’s rugby fields lot located on East Main Street. For more information about the groundbreaking, please call the Special Kids development team at 615.893.4892 or email

Special Kids is a Christian nonprofit providing rehabilitation and nursing services to children with special needs. The Murfreesboro-based ministry started with one child in 1998 and has grown to serve over 2,500 children from 11 counties in middle Tennessee. For more information about Special Kids, please visit

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