Clairvaux House Ribbon Cutting
March 19, 2017
Cornerstone Foundation celebrated the opening of their newest mission on Sunday, March 19, 2017. Clairvaux House is a temporary emergency shelter for homeless mothers with children. The home is owned by St. Bernard Church but is operated by the Cornerstone Foundation. It provides support and assistance to the families while they are there. Cornerstone continues to operate the overnight shelter on Prospect Street.
The house has been owned by the church for 35 years and has served many purposes over the years with the most recent being the St. Bernard Preschool. After the preschool was moved to the school building behind the church, it left the house vacant.
Helen Syriac was frustrated three years ago when she was unable to help a homeless mother and her children. After pondering the situation she thought to contact St. Bernard Church about the house.