My Father’s House is an outreach of Milestone Ministries, LLC (Non profit 501c3) and was founded in 2009 when we purchased a run -down mansion in Thorndike MA. While working in and overseeing an emergency winter shelter in Springfield (the shelter was open daily from 5PM - 6AM) for 3 years, Pastor Jack Desroches (MFH Founder) prayed that he could do more; "there must be a place where our great conversations of the night could continue into the day, where we can help the homeless all day long, there must be more we can do".
My Father's House was created for men who desire to change their lives. A Christian based, 24/7 residential home, staffed 24 hours a day and completely supported by the financial kindness of individuals and ministries who have a similar heart for the homeless and lost. My Father's House does not receive government funds.
The goal of My Father’s House is to provide a safe environment; a place of life transformation for formerly homeless men to transition back into self-sufficiency. My Father’s House accomplishes this by providing the men with more than just a bed. The residents are part of a Christian program that will introduce them to restoration through Jesus Christ. Daily Bible studies, prayer and regular church services provide the men with a strong foundation for developing a relationship with God and a heart for service. In addition to the spiritual education, the men also participate in regular educational classes focusing on; family restoration, substance abuse, budgeting and money management, housing preparation, employment readiness, health education, etc. The residents are required to work, either in the community or in and around the house. The men that are unable to work, due to disability or any other reason will be required to work at the house doing the cooking, cleaning, laundry, landscaping, or any other jobs necessary to maintain a proper household. The residents will also be encouraged to volunteer at hospitals, food pantries, meal programs, or any other acceptable programs within the Palmer/Greater Springfield community.
Residents at My Father’s House are typically referred by concerned family members, churches, shelters, detox facilities, and hospitals.
How to apply...
Contact Pastor Jack: Jack@MilestoneMinistry.org
or call (413) 289-6766
How can you help?
Skilled construction workers, prayer warriors, and donations are always welcome.