Emmaus House update
Did you know that Emmaus House has been a mission of our church since 1990 and serves as a 3/4 house for six residents as they continue to meet the challenges of mental health issues. The residents find it a home for varying periods of time on their journey and some may spend extended time preparing for life in the community at large.
The FCO leases the home to the Orleans Housing Authority and Fellowship Health Resources, Inc. The home was renovated in 2015 to include a new asphalt roof, wood exterior shingles, partial windows, interior painting etc. Participants are assisted partially during the daytime hours by onsite staff of Fellowship Health Resources. The residents are taking very good care of the interior of the dwelling; i.e. picking up after themselves, cleaning and cooking. The home looks great.
The Emmaus House, through rental income, is self-sustaining and more importantly, provides income to the yearly FCO operating budget. The only costs to the FCO is normal maintenance, water costs and annual heating equipment service. The house survived the winter storms without any damage. We did loose two large black locust trees, which blocked the driveway for several days. They have been cut up and await removal. If anyone is interested in taking some for woodstove/fireplace burning, please give me a call.
Committee Members: Jean Uebele, Glenda Downs, John Burlingame, Paul Garling, Carol Sylver and Steve Downs, Chair.