The Charles Robbins Real Estate building, located at 2144 S. MacArthur Boulevard in Springfield, has a new tenant. Camelot Care Center, a foster care agency that was previously located on Stanton Avenue, now occupies the main level and basement of the building.
Kathy Henke, central region director of Camelot Care Centers, said the move was motivated by several factors. “We had a 10-year lease at the previous location, but we grew and had to have some of our staff in a different building. It was only a few blocks away, but it made things more difficult.”
“This building has been able to accommodate all our staff in once place, and it’s also less expensive, which is a good selling point. Plus, the visibility is amazing,” she explained.
The other tenants, including Charles Robbins Real Estate, have moved to the second floor offices, while Camelot has the entire main floor and basement. Henke said the basement, which has theater-style seating, is ideal for the agency’s monthly foster parent training sessions.
Camelot currently has 30 employees on staff, and Henke said future growth for the agency will hinge on being able to identify and train additional foster parents. “We’re looking at some growth internally, as far as being able to accept more kids into the program, but we always need more foster parents.”