United Way of Merced County has moved into larger offices on Main Street between M and N streets.
"Times have changed," said Flip Hassett, executive director, in a news release. "Our community is changing, too; we must adapt and take advantage of new opportunities."
United Way will share the space with other tenants and the office will be named EPIC, an acronym for Engagement, Planning and Innovation for the Community.
The Alliance for Community Research and Development, headed by Dr. Stergios "Steve" Roussos, and Checkmark Data, led by Robert Bauer, are initial co-tenants.
United Way funds about 20 programs operated by about half of its community partners its board of directors has deemed worthy of community support.
The EPIC center is already open for busness from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m, but Hassett said he expects to extend those hours frequently for early morning and evening meetings.
A grand opening is planned for Sept. 9. The telephone number remains (209) 383-4242 and the website is still unitedwaymerced.org.