of Venango

Next Board Meeting:  January 12th, 2023, at 5 pm         

Public:  Please notify Emmaus Haven if you wish to attend the meeting and if there is a specific topic you would like to have put on the agenda.

Meeting Location:  At the Shelter

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History

Emmaus Haven of Venango is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

                                   In June 2016, Emmaus Haven of Venango embarked on two essential and successful partnerships to begin
                          their non-profit organization debt free. One was with the Venango County Human Services’ Housing    Department (VCHS), and one was with Mustard Seed Missions (MSM) of Venango County.

                                   Emmaus Haven obtained and refurbished a building located at 1269 Liberty Street in Franklin, PA.                                                                    Mustard Seed Missions provided the majority of the work to remodel the interior of the third-floor apartments.                                            Emmaus Haven then rented that space to VCHS for its Bridge Housing Program. There were three apartments                                            which housed two people each. The Bridge Housing Program was for those that were in a homeless situation and                                      transitioning into permanent housing with the assistance of the County Housing Department. The Program ended in October of 2022.

                                   Emmaus Haven of Venango has also refurbished a former parish hall at 580 Colbert Avenue in Oil City, PA.                                                            This property had been vacant for several years and needed internal and external modifications to safely                                      accommodate up to 16 beds for homeless adult males