The Emmaus Mission Center is a Christian ministry, dedicated to assisting the poor to break out of poverty by providing them with job skill training, education, and access to food, clothing, and shelter.
We are a 501(c)3, non-profit, multi-denominational social service agency that was established to provide support for marginalized families and individuals.
Our location in rural Logansport, Indiana gives us a unique perspective on homelessness outside the major urban areas with which it is more commonly associated.
In 1994, a former school complex, consisting of a church, rectory, and educational building was purchased. The rectory was converted into a state-licensed Morningstar Girls’ Home.
The renovated former school houses the emergency housing shelter, corporate office, and crisis center.
We also serve our local community through our food pantry and thrift store, providing free food to those in need once per month as well as offering low-cost clothing, furniture, and appliances.
The Mission clientele typically includes elderly people attempting to survive on minimal income, single parents unable to provide for their children, those homeless for various reasons, and recent arrivals attempting to make a new start in the United States. Most are “working poor” and on the brink of financial and familial disaster.
We are working closely with other organizations in our area, including the Salvation Army, United Way, Area V, and 2-1-1, as part of the Cass County Resource Network (CCRN).
The CCRN was established with the vision of improving the lives of individuals throughout our local community and we have a strong desire to be part of such a far-reaching endeavor.