The Emmaus Mission Center is a 501c-3, non profit, multi-denominational social service agency that was established to provide support for marginalized families and individuals within a fifty-mile radius of Cass County, Indiana.

In 1994, a former school complex, consisting of a church, rectory and school building was purchased for this purpose. The rectory was converted into a state licensed Morningstar Girl's Home. The former school has been renovated and houses the emergency housing shelter, corporate office, and crisis intervention center. The Benevolence Center is a food pantry, clothing, and household goods distribution facility.

The Mission clientele typically includes ederly people that are attempting to survive on the bare minimum, single parents that have become unable to provide for their children, those that have become homeless for various reasons and recent arrivals attempting to make a new start in our country. Most are the "working poor" and on the brink of financial and familial disaster.

The mission of Morningstar is to provide safe, quality, affordable and accessible long-term residential care for up to ten girls ages 0-21 identified by county Divisions of Family and Children.


This program also accepts private placements from psychiatrists, social workers and treatment facilities (in some cases pro bono).

The Mission provides food through government surplus programs and a food pantry consisting of donated goods and those purchased by the mission. Clothing, bedding, furniture and household items are provided from donations.


Anyone can come into our clothing distribution center for clothing. If the person is able to pay, we ask for $1 per bag of clothing, $2 for coats.