The Ark

Our Staff is on site 24/7/365.

Staff are truly dedicated in providing guidance to those in need in our community.  We could not do it without your help and support.

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The ARK

Echo Ministry

Emergency & Temporary Housing

Our goal is to provide a safe and healthy emergency home.

We have a structured environment that promotes personal responsibility, respect and cooperation among guests who seek shelter and services.

Mentor Program

We are in the research stage to move forward with a "Mentor Program" for those who would like a bit of help or guidance when they leave the ARK and are trying to achieve stability in their household. Mentors will be trained, expected to adhere to boundaries and serve as referrals for help on budget issues and positive reinforcement.  If you are interested in creating this program or help mentor a family or single female please email theark.director@gmail.com

Mission and History

Inspired by Christ's example, The ARK Honors and Respect the humanity and dignity of its guests and staff members; affirming that every person is precious in God's sight.

The Ark provides a safe, drug and alcohol free environment for families and individuals who are in need of emergency or transitional housing.

The Ark empowers its guests to stabilize their lives by assisting them in obtaining permanent housing and employment.

ECHO Ministry: Empowerment Creates Hope and Opportunity

 

History:

In 1998, Volunteers at Tri-County Christian Crisis Ministry were the first to recognize the need for a shelter in our community.  Jane Motsinger was the head of a Steering Committee to help research and start the shelter.

In 1999, ECHO Ministry receives tax exempt status as 501 c (3).

March 1, 2000: The first guest at The ARK arrives and The ARK has not been empty a single night and by 2002 a larger home is needed!!

August, 2006: After architectural approvals, Magnolia Construction builds the new facility and open house is held on August 28.

March 1, 2015: The ARK celebrates their 15 year Anniversary with an Open House to invite everyone to celebrate serving the community.

November, 2017: The Cardboard City fundraiser was started and has become our biggest fundraisers that brings the community together.

We believe anyone can embrace who they are,
define their future, and change the world.

Our Staff

Cynthia Cothren, Grant Director

Laurenn Singleton, House Director

Night/Weekend Managers:

Tracy Mays

Lora Evans

Ruth Wilson

Anne Ledford

 

PRN Night/Weekend Managers:

Jeanette Rushbrook

Janet Guyer

Melissa Haynes

 

Our Board

Betty Holthouser, President

Vicky Tysor and Michael Wilson, Co-Vice Presidents

Teresa Smith, Treasurer

Patsy Burgess, Secretary

Brittany Russell

Bill Johnson

Debbie Brown

Anita Darnell

Amanda Brewer

Alyson Snow

Judy Carter

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