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As the YWCA Iowa Empowerment Center gets settled into its new home in east Davenport, its staff is excited about how the spacious and renovated facility will help it open even more doors for those in need. A program of the YWCA of the Quad Cities, the Empowerment Center recently relocated to 1115 Mississippi Ave., near the Village of East Davenport. The YWCA purchased the former Temple Emmanuel and completed a $1 million renovation with help from a State of Iowa grant and other fundraising. Led by the two-person staff of Deanna Woodall, YWCA vice president of Development & Growth, Empowerment Services, and Amy Schaefer, director of Empowerment Services, the center hosted a sneak peek Tuesday, Nov. 28. It also held a “Stock the Shelves” collection drive to mark what also was Giving Tuesday. “We love it here, we went from a 2,400-square-foot office to 13,000,” said Ms. Woodall. She wrote the grant with YWCA President and CEO Julie Larson that landed the $1.6 million awarded last year by the Nonprofit Innovation Assistance Fund of the Iowa Economic Development Authority.