In June of 2017, Paul and Lvera Sprague donated a house to Family Promise of Lima-Allen County in order for us to expand our ministry. The house has been remodeled into a transitional living facility for families that have graduated from our Rotational Program. Numerous volunteers put in many hours of work to transform the house into separate living spaces for two families. Families may stay in the transitional house for up to a year. During this time, they are encouraged to save their money as they look ahead to finding their own housing. They also continue to receive case management, which started while they were in the Rotational Program. Currently, there are 2 families with a total of 4 children living in this transitional house.
In addition to the 2 family house, we also acquired the use of 2 additional houses from Market Street Presbyterian Church in the summer of 2018. One of the houses is used for a single family who receive case management from a case manager that lives on site. The family in this house has also graduated from our Rotational Program, may live there up to a year, and are encouraged to save their money as they look ahead to their own housing.
The second house was set for transitional age males. In the Lima community, there is nowhere for a male 18-20 to go if they find themselves in need of housing. Each resident would have their own bedroom, but all other areas of the house would be communal living. A House Manager lived in the house and provided case management. Unfortunately, in February of 2019, the house caught fire and is uninhabitable at this time. There are plans in the work to remodel the house and we are looking into options as for the future use of the house.