About Us

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Founded in 1973 as a 501(c)(3) entity, the Organization of Residential Homes promotes and extends Christian Science by establishing and maintaining residential homes for Christian Scientists of retirement years.

Our original name was the Association of Residential Homes (Serving Christian Scientists). Through the years the name and purpose of the organization has evolved to what it is today: a group of Christian Science residential organizations who have joined together to provide a support network for member organizations and serve as a clearing house for those seeking information about a home for themselves or a loved one.

Unless otherwise indicated on an individual page, all of the member organizations represented here are not-for-profit 501(c)(3) entities. If an agency is for profit, it will be indicated on their individual site and identified as being proprietary.

The organization itself is a not-for-profit/no stock organization, registered in the state of Wisconsin, home to the founding group of individuals. We are governed by an Executive Board, whose election takes place yearly at the organization’s annual meeting, held in the autumn of each year.

2015 Executive Board

Ellen Anderson, Board Vice President of New Hampshire Home for Christian Scientists, Concord NH

Vice President:
Sherry Mitchell, Executive Director, Asher Student Foundation, San Francisco CA

Evelyn Bicknese, Glenridge, Town and Country, MO

Secretary and Executive Coordinator:
Lynne Darnell, Lynn House of Potomac Valley, Alexandria VA