Freedom House Receives Marion House Assets

For Immediate Release: July 1, 2014 – Today Freedom House officially took possession of a residential group home, apartment building, and all the contents therein due to a Transfer of Assets agreement signed yesterday between the homeless shelter and Christian Group Home, Inc., otherwise known as Marion House. As of today, the group home for teenage unwed mothers is no longer operational.

“We are pleased to have taken this step forward in completing the transfer of assets,” said Robyn Davis, President of Freedom House. The asset transfer was announced May 30, 2014.

All residents of the group home and the apartment building have found other living arrangements. One remains in the apartment building until final paperwork is approved, which is expected this week. She is welcome to stay in the transitional apartment building as long as necessary to make the move into her own apartment smooth.

“Our board of directors and staff will now begin the task of preparing the facilities for use by families transitioning out of Freedom House.  We look forward to serving our families in a more effective and efficient manner,” Robyn Davis said.

 Freedom House is focusing on getting the apartments ready for use as soon as possible. Transitional living has been a challenge for the hundreds of families helped by the shelter for many years. Freedom House believes the apartment building will allow the shelter to reach into its waiting list and service more families in need.

Freedom House was started in 1992 by a handful of Green Bay churches to address the growing issue of homelessness. Its vision is to provide programs that cause families to be successful in all areas of their lives – spiritually, emotionally, socially, physically, financially and intellectually. Its program involves a step-by-step action plan individualized for each family aimed at obtaining permanent housing and employment, and restoring the family unit. The result is a positive and beneficial environment that encourages families to live more productive, healthy and fulfilling lives. Since its inception, Freedom House has served nearly 1,200 families and more than 2,400 children in the Northeastern Wisconsin area. Currently 10 families are in house with 11 adults and 24 children. Another 46 Brown County families are on a waiting list, with 49 adults and 98 children. More information is available at www.freedomhouseministries.org.

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