Visitors Get First Peek at New Foster Care Home

The Farm Place held its open house on November 13, 2019, giving the public a first look at the newly-built foster care home in LaGrange.

Visitors gather at The Farm Place's first open house.

Nearly a hundred visitors came to see the 3,500-square-foot home which features eight bedrooms, three bathrooms, handicap accessibility, a sprawling front porch, and a walk-out basement. Snacks were donated by Foltz Bakery and volunteers served coffee and apple cider on a chilly November day. Joanna and Levi King used a transport van donated by The Blue Gate Restaurant to shuttle visitors from a nearby parking area to the Farm Place.

The home is situated on 10-1/2 acres just north of LaGrange on IN 9 and was purchased by The Farm Place Inc. for the purpose of housing a foster family in a farm-like setting. Children uprooted by the incarceration of their parents would find a place of healing through foster care, supervised visitation, and animal companionship. A search is currently underway to find a suitable foster family to inhabit the home.

A fundraising auction in August raised more than $50,000 toward the next phase of the project, which is building a barn and office space on the property. Construction is expected to begin in the spring of 2020.

If you weren’t able to visit the open house, check out our photo gallery to see The Farm Place.

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