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The Ministry of Caring sponsored the development of this group home project funded by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development through the Section 811 Program, Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh and JP Morgan Chase. Separately incorporated, Mother Teresa House provides affordable long-term housing with supportive services for low-income men and women with HIV/AIDS. Construction of the project began in summer 2010 and was completed in summer 2011. Residents have an opportunity to receive ongoing supportive services to help them address individual needs and to enhance independent living. Mother Teresa House works closely with House of Joseph II, where people living with advanced stages of AIDS benefit from high-quality nursing care and supportive services. Land for the facility was donated by Lee and Marian Ramunno and the City of Wilmington.
In October 2001, Sacred Heart Village opened its doors to seniors with low incomes. This HUD Section 202 project, located on the grounds of the former Sacred Heart Church, has transformed a city block and has been a stabilizing presence in the neighborhood. Today, the beautiful red brick complex includes 77 one-bedroom apartments, an activity room, a café, convenience store, hair salon, laundry, fitness center and computer room.
In November 2008 St. Francis Family Practice of St. Francis Hospital opened a medical office in Sacred Heart Village to serve the health needs of residents and neighbors.
The new brick building, created as a HUD Section 202 project, provides 26 apartments for very low-income seniors who are 62 or older – single individuals and couples – with specialized units for residents with disabilities.
The facility and its operation are modeled after the larger-scale Sacred Heart Village I, which the Ministry of Caring created on the renovated grounds of the former Sacred Heart School in Wilmington, where residents of that separately incorporated facility arrived in 2001.
In addition to clean, safe, affordable and comfortable apartments, Sacred Heart Village II provides residents with amenities including a convenience store/cage, recreational activities, food program, off-street parking, security, meeting and community rooms, social outings, hair salon, medical/dental services and fitness center.
Sacred Heart Housing Inc., is a Community Housing Development Organization established in 1998 to create affordable housing for people with low and moderate incomes. Since its inception, Sacred Heart Housing has striven to fulfill its mission to enhance the quality of neighborhoods in the City of Wilmington by creating affordable low- to moderate-income housing.
The Village of St. John is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for low-to-moderate income senior citizens. It is sponsored by the Ministry of Caring Inc., a non-profit agency with 42 years of experience serving the needs of the poor and managed by East Coast Management. Located in historic Old Brandywine Village and on a gateway to the City, the renovation of the Cathedral and the construction of the Weinberg Wing have transformed the property, introduced a stabilizing presence, inspired and energized the community and created a healthy, vibrant place for seniors to call home.
The Village of St. John provides safe and beautifully appointed apartments and amenities for income-qualified seniors 62 and over. It includes 53 one- and two-bedroom apartments, community space that was once the nave, sanctuary and chapel, and a café and dining room, which residents can enjoy. Great care has been taken to preserve and bring to new life all the unique and historic details of St. John’s, inside and out.