Isaiah 117 House

The Appalachian Center for Civic Life at Emory & Henry College is partnering with the Isaiah 117 House organization whose mission is to provide physical and emotional support in a safe and loving home for children awaiting foster care placement.

Isaiah 1:17 Unfortunately in Washington County, Smyth County, and Bristol City, there are times when a child is removed from a home out of concern for their welfare. Upon removal, the child is usually brought to the Department of Social Services offices to await placement with a foster family. This wait can last several hours or days. Isaiah 117 House provides a comforting alternative where children can spend this transition time instead.


The Appalachian Center for Civic Life is in the beginning stages of working to get an Isaiah 117 House in Washington County and would like to invite you and your family to our Isaiah 117 House kickoff event that will be held on the Emory & Henry campus in the lobby of the McGlothlin Center for the Arts on October 2nd @ 2pm.


You can RSVP by filling out this form.

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For more information, feel free to contact Megan Hamilton, Coordinator of Civic Engagement Projects at the Appalachian Center for Civic Life, who is leading this project at or