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Chesapeake community home for young men in need now open

Posted at 3:28 PM, Aug 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-24 22:11:33-04

CHESAPEAKE, Va. - It’s a home with a history, but thanks to donations from the community it now has a holds a bright future for young men in the 757.

On Friday the ribbon was cut on the Elder's House along Bells Mill Road in Chesapeake. The home is owned by the Elder's House, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt entity, and the land was the church’s first location back in 1907. The church leases the land to the Elder's House.

Back then it was built by seven young men, and soon it will become the home of eight young men who need help getting through high school.

"They can live here middle school to high school, but they can never have had an expulsion or criminal record. There will be supervision; it will be state licensed," said Bishop Kim Brown, founder of the Elder's House and pastor at Mount Lebanon Baptist Church.

The entire project was made possible by donations.

More information can be found and donations can be made through the Elder's House website.


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