To provide assistance, by way of residential facilities and life skills services, to persons of all ages who are in need. The mission includes a goal of providing decent, affordable housing to low and moderate income people.
That persons of all ages who are in need in Georgetown and Floyd County experience decent, affordable housing and have opportunities to participate in enabling life skills services.
Our history begins in 1840, when Saint Mother Theodore Guerin journeyed from France to the wilderness of Indiana to establish the Sisters of Providence congregation at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. Mother Theodore was named a “Saint” during a canonization ceremony October 15, 2006, at the Vatican.
In 1998, principals of Providence Self Sufficiency Ministries, which began in 1994 at the Holy Family convent in New Albany, approached the Archdiocese of Indianapolis about the possibility of purchasing 12-plus acres of land in Georgetown, Indiana as the location for a campus for Providence House for Children, the first group home for foster children in Floyd County. The Archdiocese recognized the need for expanded facilities for foster care, and offered the land for a $1 fee.
Because Sisters of Providence do not own land away from the Saint Mary-of-the-Woods’ motherhouse, Guerin Inc. was formed in 1999 to construct facilities for the Providence House for Children’s campus and serve as the holding company of the land and facilities.
In April, 2005, Guerin Inc. opened Guerin Woods, a development for older adults that adjoins the Providence House campus. Today, Guerin Woods includes 22 two-bedroom apartments for low to moderate income individuals and couples age 62 and older, 8 Villas (“small house” dwellings) that provide licensed assisted living, skilled nursing care, rehab-to-home and memory care for frail Elders age 62 and older, and a Senior Center open to residents in Floyd and surrounding counties.
In 2009, Guerin Inc. built The Meadows of Guerin, Inc. adjacent to Guerin Woods. The Meadows is a HUD 202 fund reservation development serving people age 62 and older and consists of 24 one-bedroom apartments, one two-bedroom apartment and a community center.
Developments are funded by grants and donations. Through a management agreement, Guerin Inc. provides facilities and PSSM oversees administration, staffing and programming.
Guerin, Inc. Board of Directors
Sister Barbara Ann Zeller, SP
Sister Lisa Stallings, SP