GREENE Co., Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — A new group home for boys in Greene County has been months in making.
On Sunday, Open Arms Christian ministries gave the community a look inside.
Originally, Open Arms offered services and group home to young girls in need. But thanks to a donation, their new home in Lyons, Indiana will house boys ages 10 to 15.
The young men are sent to Open Arms through the Department of Child Services and Juvenile Probation.
The HEbron home’s residential coordinator said they hope the lives of the boys will be transformed with a stable place to stay.
“It’s very few places for boys to go other than lock down facility or juvenile detention. Often times they end up in those situations just because there’s not a place for them to go,” said Jerry Mathis.
The HEbron home used to be the Lyons Health and Living Facility. After going out of business, the building was gifted to Open Arms.