Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Focus Manor Celebrates 4th Anniversary

Focus Manor, 302 John C. Stennis Drive/Jones Avenue, Louisville, MS (photo courtesy of Elmetra Patterson)

Focus Manor, a residential facility, celebrated its 4th Anniversary, Sunday, June 30, 2019 with Faith Tabernacle Church of Christ USA members on location. It was opened, June 2015 with Grand Opening on July 18, 2015. The purpose of the facility is to provide a safe and secure residence for individuals with a certified physically handicap condition. Individuals living in the facility are low income on a sliding fee scale for rental cost. Tenants are assisted with services from Golden Triangle, which include meals on wheels, the Department of Human Services and other community service organizations, when funds are available. Other amenities include a meeting room, laundry room and an office that is opened daily to provide residents with services. HUD is screens the applicants.

The facility is a positive addition to the Winston County Community. It is one of a kind in the county. Focus Manor, Inc. with Dr. George A. Miller as the executive director secured the $1.8 million grant as the last of its kind funded by HUD of Washington, DC. Dr. Miller saw this residential facility as a vision many years ago and it came to fruition. Focus Manor, Inc. is a non-profit agency which operates out of the Faith Tabernacle Church of Christ USA, with Dr. George Miller as pastor.

Dr. Miller stated “Churches need to do creative things to help the community. This project helps low income disabled residents in a modern facility. It was through Faith Tabernacle Church’s concern that the facility was built. It is used as a ministry in which the residents are given cleaning supplies as well as a meal on Christmas and Thanksgiving Day. Our church provides Workforce Development as well as marriage counseling.” Dr. Miller commends his wife, First Lady Equilla Miller for the role she plays in the church and the hard work she did to help get the Focus Manor project completed.

Presently, Focus Manor has eleven occupied apartments with two vacancies. Interested individuals may apply by contacting Dr. George A. Miller, Executive Director at 662-694-0721.

Submitted by: Elmetra Patterson   

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Faith Tabernacle Church celebrates 4th Anniversary of Focus Manor outside the facility
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Faith Tabernacle Church celebrates 4th Anniversary of Focus Manor inside the building