Lazarus House (IN PROGRESS)

 
 

LOCATION

St Charles, IL 60175

ARCHITECT:

Prairie Forge Group

BUILDER:

Prairie Forge Group

 

PROJECT OVERVIEW

Lazarus House has operated an emergency shelter and center for transitional living in a section of an historic church building. They expanded into adjacent properties as needs arose. After 18 years as a tenant, Lazarus House purchased the entire church building, allowing them to consolidate all of their functions into one building. The renovation of the lower level converts old Sunday School rooms into a dedicated Women’s and Children’s Center, with living areas and bathroom facilities designed to be warm, inviting, and safe. The lower level of the sanctuary, previously a fellowship hall, is now Administration and Volunteer offices and work spaces, giving the Lazarus House a single point of entry for all guests, visitors, and staff.